Building Our Future
To Our Educational Community,
As you leave summer behind, and your intentions turn back to Sacramento State for the upcoming Fall semester, we at the College of Education would like to tell you about all the exciting changes that you will find when you return to campus. You will find your academic programs are all still here, your faculty are still available in their offices, and your classes will continue to meet as they always have. But behind the scenes, you will find a very new College of Education!
Over the past three years, we have taken on the task of transforming our college and how we do business – primarily with you in mind. Our six departments are now organized into three larger areas, centered around you, the student.
- Child Development and Deaf Studies, along with many of our undergraduate General Education and fieldwork courses, are now clustered together in Undergraduate Studies in Education, chaired by Dr. Ana Garcia-Nevarez.
- Multiple-Subjects, Single-Subjects, Bilingual Authorization, and Education Specialist credentials are jointly administered by Teaching Credentials, chaired by Dr. Pia Wong.
- Master’s degree and Professional Preparation/Advanced Credential programs are jointly administered by Graduate and Professional Studies in Education, chaired by Dr. Susan Heredia.
Office of Academic and Program Services
All academic programs are now housed within the Office of Academic Programs and Services, located in room 401 Eureka Hall. At our main reception counter you can:
- Find out about programs, and help locating available classes
- Get help locating, dropping off, or picking up forms, such as add/drop, change of major, etc.
- Make an appointment with a faculty advisor for help with academic advising
- Make an appointment with a Student Services Professional advisor for information about career pathways and the credential and graduate program admissions process
- Just find out more about the College of Education!
Beginning Tuesday, August 21 and continuing through the first two weeks of classes, College of Education staff will host a welcome back table in the 2nd floor lobby of Eureka Hall. If you have any questions, we welcome you to come by.
We are very excited about these changes, and hope to see you soon. We wish you the best in the 2013-2014 academic year.
TEACHing for Change
Change is good. It's a common phrase but a wise one. In that spirit, the College of Education is proud to unveil a new changes for the fall 2013 semester. These changes are the culmination of more than three years of planning by dedicated faculty, staff, administrators, and students. That effort is a testament to the power of our educational community to rethink how it addresses its most sacred charge: preparing dynamic leaders to service the educational community of the future. And being ready for that future means fostering change.
Our College motto - "TEACHing for Change" - is predicated on the notion that change is not simply inevitable, but a powerful positive force. We mentor, we instruct, we participate in the educational community as students of change. As we celebrate this new era in the College's history, we emphasize the opportunities that come with a careful consideration of new ways to meet our duties as educators. If you wish to learn more about the philosophy, visit our mission and vision web pages.
A New Era
This exciting new chapter for the College is catalyzed by three main influences.
- Incoming students enroll with different needs than students of just ten years ago. Meeting those evolving needs is our top priority.
- Curricular scholarship is dynamic. As both researchers and educators, we wish to apply the best teaching methods and educational theory in order to most effectively instruct our students.
- Public higher education in California, as elsewhere in the nation, is facing unprecedented budgetary challenges. Proactive adjustment to that reality is essential if we are to successfully shape our own destiny.
While the fall 2013 semester formally inaugurates the new College of Education, it is only the beginning. Over the course of the next year, the College will fully implement its new structure. With that process will come a steady stream of developments. To help keep our educational community informed about these developments, we have created a change update page to answers common questions, and provide contact information for your questions, comments, or concerns.
Change is good. Welcome, once again, to the new College of Education. These are exciting times.
College of Education