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  • 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.

  • COVID-19 Updates

    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.

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  • 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

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    Study Abroad Spain
  • Education Professor, Christiane Wood publishes: The Literacy of Play and Innovation: Children as Makers

     By Marilyn HuertaChris Wood Book

    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

    December 2018

    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, 2018Pat Stall

    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.

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