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Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) at CSUSM prepares next generation educators through cutting-edge credential and graduate programs. Our programs provide opportunities for students to critically engage with issues of social justice, diversity, and digital literacies. Our faculty focuses on community-engaged scholarship to advance the field of education.

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A Different Kind of Kid, A Different Kind of Teacher Education: Middle Grades Teachers Reflect on Their Preparation to Teach Young Adolescents

Authors: Moses K. Ochanji, Rong-Ji Chen, Erika Daniels, Marlene L. Deringer, Janet McDaniel, Laurie Stowell, and Christina Cambra-Adamson

Abstract: Good teaching at the middle grades comes out of a deep understanding of the unique cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and moral needs of young adolescents. Therefore specialized preparation is necessary to help teacher candidates understand how to operationalize the intersection of young adolescent development and the effective pedagogy that addresses their needs. Continue Reading

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