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Dean's Welcome to New and Continuing Credential and Degree Candidates

College of Education administrators, faculty and staff welcome students for virtual fall instruction with the goal to deliver transformative educational opportunities in a safe and responsible manner. We hope that you have remained safe and well over the summer months and that you are ready to join us for a meaningful and successful course of study in the new academic year!

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for our candidates, faculty, staff, K-12 partners, and our teaching/learning communities. California State University Northridge will remain virtual through the Fall 2020 semester, and all university lecture courses in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education will be held online this semester. Currently, the majority of the K-12 school districts in Southern California are reporting that they will begin the Fall 2020 semester in an online virtual format.  This means that candidates scheduled for student teaching or fieldwork in Fall 2020 will also begin their student teaching or fieldwork online. 

However, depending on the current local status of the pandemic, some K-12 school districts may reopen their campuses for in-person instruction mid-semester. If this occurs, all candidates will be expected to be physically present in the classroom where they are placed for student teaching or fieldwork. For candidates unable to participate in person, see the paragraph on deferred placement below. Although we must wait for direction from the governor, state and local health authorities, and a final approval from our university safety committee prior to implementation, we anticipate that our protocol will likely include the following... Read more

Resources for Michael D. Eisner College of Education Candidates

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, please remember that the Michael D. Eisner College of Education has many free resources that may help you during these challenging times. These include online learning resources for CSUN students; social justice and inclusive activities; and social-emotional wellness exercises... Read more

To our continuing students, from Dean Shari Tarver Behring

May 20, 2020

Shari Tarver Behring

 Through this historic, unprecedented time, you, the students of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, awe and inspire me. You are persevering in the attainment of your educational goals with commitment, hard work and resilience through this difficult and ambiguous time. Thank you for making your College proud. I want all of you to know that the Michael D. Eisner College of Education cares about you and encourages you to take advantage of the many resources available to assist and nurture you. Read more

Sandra Krietzberg Wins Dean’s Scholar Award as Wolfson Nominee

May 19, 2020

Sandra Krietzberg in graduation regalia

Every year, California State University, Northridge recognizes an outstanding graduating senior with the top award, The Wolfson Scholar.  Nominees are selected from among the various colleges at CSUN. Our Wolfson Scholar nominee is designated as the Michael D. Eisner College of Education Dean’s Scholar. We are very happy to announce this year’s Dean’s Scholar: Sandra Krietzberg, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Studies with a Minor in Communications with a GPA of 3.93. Sandra has been recognized by the faculty in her department as a champion of social justice and transformative change. Congratulations Sandra! Read more

Outstanding Graduating Senior Heaven Barnett

May 19, 2020

Heaven Barnett in graduation regalia

We are very pleased to congratulate Deaf Studies graduate Heaven Barnett on receiving the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. This award is annually presented to students from the undergraduate class whose combined record of academic achievement, service to the campus, and service to the community, exemplify the highest standards. By tradition, the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award is bestowed upon recipients during the Honors Convocation Ceremony. It is our hope to maintain that tradition by presenting this award when we are able to do so in the future for the class of 2019-20. In the meantime, however, we celebrate you right now and want to share this good news with our campus community.


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