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Welcome Back from Dean Shari Tarver Behring

Shari Tarver Behring

Welcome back to the 2022-23 academic year! As our college moves forward this fall, we do so with strong student enrollment and programs, exceptional faculty, staff, and students, amazing school and community partners, and a passionate commitment to social justice in all that we do. As we ensure support, success, and belongingness for our College of Education community, our department offices, credential office, and Dean’s office are open in-person five days a week. In addition, we are offering classes both in-person and virtually or hybrid, when appropriate, in order to extend greater flexibility to our students. As always, our college top priorities continue to be the success of our students and programs, and the safety and well-being of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we serve. Updated campus safety information, including information about CSUN requirements for COVID vaccinations and masks, can be found at the COVID-19 Information page. In addition, we continue to offer self-care information at our college website CSUN campus-wide healing and wellness resources, activity updates, and recorded wellness presentations can also be found at one centralized location on the CSUN Revitalize website. To learn more and sign up for a regular newsletter, go to We look to the future with hope, optimism, and resiliency.

Warmest wishes for a safe and successful fall semester, and know that the Michael D. Eisner College of Education is here to support you!

Dean Shari Tarver Behring

Education News

Doctoral Dissertation Showcase: Where Research and Practice Meet

September 7, 2022

Doctoral Dissertation Showcase

Join us on October 22 for the Doctoral Dissertation Showcase! The purpose of the showcase is to provide research information to the PK-16 professional community as well as broaden doctoral students’ horizons of research and dissertation, support them in starting and finishing their research, disseminate scholarly work, promote research culture, support institutional efforts to advance equity and social justice, and model academic paper presentations.  Read more

Surpassing Our Teacher Education Enrollment Goals

September 1, 2022

CSUN Eisner College of Education

There is a severe teacher shortage in our schools, leaving many students in classrooms without prepared educators to move them toward academic success. The Michael D. Eisner College of Education provided the most new teachers hired by LAUSD this year of any College of Education with 19% of the 3108 teachers hired from CSUN. This was possible because as one of the largest California State University Colleges of Education, we met and surpassed teacher education enrollment goals for the second year in a row. Read more

CSUN Reading and Literacy Certificate Program Wins Ballmer Group Grant

September 1, 2022

Mira Pak

The College of Education was funded nearly $3.5 million through the Ballmer Group for the CSUN Reading and Literacy Certificate program. The grant covers the CSUN course fees for LAUSD teachers (preference given to primary grade teachers) to earn the Reading Certificate over the summer, then return in the fall for one additional class. This qualifies them to be recommended to the CTC for their Reading & Literacy Added Authorizations. Read more


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