Executive Order Suspending TPA, APA, RICA due to COVID-19
A message for current Teacher Candidates. June 1, 2020
Governor Newsom has signed an Executive Order (EO) that suspends the TPA, APA and
RICA for teachers and administrators who were on track to finish their preparation
this year but were unable to due to COVID-19 related school closures. You still have
to meet these requirements to receive a clear credential; however, they have been
postponed. We encourage you to complete these requirements as soon as circumstances allow.
Candidates who have successfully completed all other credential requirements will
be allowed, per the EO, to be recommended for the preliminary credential without having
passed these assessments, and required to complete and pass them during their induction
programs prior to earning a clear credential. Read the Executive Order.
If you have any questions, please contact your Program Coordinator, University Supervisor,
or the SOE Office.
Educators for Social Justice and Equity
June 1, 2020
Today, Dr. Stall, Director of the School of Education shared this statement with the
SOE community regarding "our efforts to educate teachers and leaders to address issues
of social justice and equity. There are always serious concerns around access, equity,
racism, and hatred that are integral to our responsibilities in preparing educators
to work with K-12 children. We cannot be silent."
Read the full statement from Dr. Stall and linked letter from Dr. Marvin Lynn.
May 13, 2020
The School of Education is is working with districts and faculty to adjust courses
and clinical practice. Over the summer, we will develop plans and processes, considering
access, equity, and safety concerns. Updates will be included in newsletters and posted
on our website.
Below is an excerpt from CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt regarding online instruction
for Fall 2020.
- All lecture-based instruction will occur online in the fall. This summer, faculty
will have the opportunity to engage in professional training and integrating additional
online pedagogy into their courses to enhance student learning, with support from
the Faculty Center and IITS.
- For certain lab, clinical, art studio and performance-based courses, we will be seeking
exceptions for a hybrid approach that includes in-person experiences, working under
the guidance of the CSU as well as local and state public health officials to ensure
rigorous safety measures are in place.
Read the full statement from President Neufeldt.
San Luis Rey Elementary School (OUSD) Receives Makerspace Grant
By Alianza North County Newsroom
October 21, 2019
San Luis Rey Elementary (SLR) in partnership with California State University San
Marcos was presented with a $2,000 grant to purchase more equipment for its STREAM
(science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) makerspace to support creativity
and enhance learning in these subject areas.
Continue reading: San Luis Rey Elementary School (OUSD) Receives Makerspace Grant
Dual Language Teachers Study Abroad in Spain
By Ana Hernandez and Lourdes Shahamiri
September 2, 2019
For the past two years, 24 dual language teachers, bilingual teacher candidates and
recent CSUSM graduates interested in bilingual education have integrated into Spanish
life, language, and culture for a two-week stay at the University of Valladolid (UVa),
Spain to broaden their didactic knowledge of the Spanish language in La Formación de Profesores de Español Como Lengua Extranjera under the guidance of CA State University San Marcos faculty lead, Dr. Ana Hernández,
and co-coordinator, Lourdes Shahamiri. Classes ran Monday-Friday, with intensive methodology
lessons by Valladolid faculty, followed by cultural activities and field trips.
Continue reading: Dual Language Teachers Study Abroad in Spain
Education Professor, Christiane Wood publishes: The Literacy of Play and Innovation:
Children as Makers
By Marilyn Huerta
February 22, 2019
“The Literacy of Play and Innovation provides a portrait of what innovative education looks like from a literacy perspective.
Through an in-depth case study of a “maker” school’s innovative design–in particular,
of four early childhood educator’s classrooms–this book demonstrates that children’s
inspiration, curiosity, and creativity is a direct result of the school environment.
Presenting a unique, data-driven model of literacy, play, and innovation taking the
maker movement beyond STEM education, this book helps readers understand literacy
learning through making and the creative approaches embedded in early literacy classroom
practices,” said Professor Wood.
New: CSET I-III Waiver
The CSUSM Liberal Studies Elementary Subject Matter Option B.A. is now a California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing Approved Elementary Subject Matter Waiver Program.
Students who finish all degree requirements for the CSUSM LBST B.A., earn a cumulative
GPA of 2.67 or higher, and graduate may utilize their coursework to meet the Elementary
Subject Matter Competency requirement for Multiple Subject or Concurrent Multiple
Subject/Education Specialist Credential Programs instead of taking the Multiple Subject
California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSETs) I-III. Note: Non-CSUSM students
are not eligible to apply for this waiver.
Continue reading: CSET I-III Waiver Information
Grant Will Help Increase Number of Latinx Teachers
By Brian Hiro
October 8, 2018
Cal State San Marcos believes that there should be more Latinx teachers in public
K-12 schools. Now the University has the money to help accomplish that very goal. Late
last month, CSUSM was awarded a $2.7 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department
of Education for the recruitment, support and preparation of Latinx teachers. The
grant is titled Project SUPPORT – which stands for Serving Underrepresented Populations
Partnering for Opportunities and Rewards in Teaching – and it’s part of the Department
of Education’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions program.
Teaching: A Career in High Demand