The School of Education at California State University San Marcos began preparing elementary school teachers in 1990. At that time, there were 6 faculty members and 30 graduating students. Today, the scope has expanded to include preparation programs in middle level education, high school education, bilingual education, special education and school administration. There are some 33 tenure-line faculty, 4 distinguished teachers in residence and 20 lecturers. On May 13, 2006 over 450 students participated in commencement, and the School now serves over 400 graduate students and 32 doctoral candidates.
We are proud of our 21 year history, in which the School of Education has been engaged in helping educators create equitable pathways that ensure the success of all students. There is still work to be done and the School of Education is committed to working with our public school partners to close the achievement gap in reading writing and math. Your help is needed to achieve our goals.
Fundraising at Colleges and Universities has become increasingly more important over the years. No longer can public institutions of higher education rely solely on tax support from the State and tuition fees to make their operating budgets. This is definitely true for the School of Education at Cal State San Marcos. We hope we can count on you to make a tax deductible gift that will be used to provide scholarship/student support, improve facilities and underwrite academic programs. Tomorrow's teachers need your support today.