February 15, 2008

Sac State College of Education opens its “home”

Breakout sessions were part of the College of E ducation’s Open House. Breakout sessions were part of the College of Education’s Open House.

About 50 future teachers, counselors and school administrators explored how Sacramento State’s College of Education can prepare them for their careers Feb. 13 at the College’s Open House. The event was intended to raise awareness in the campus community about the programs and services the College provides future educators.

The College’s six departments hosted breakout sessions to highlight the programs available for students preparing for their education careers, including undergraduate majors and minors, teaching, administrative, counseling and school psychology credentials, several M.A. and M.S. programs, and an education doctorate.

Student Amber Kantner said the Open House proved useful. “I want to be a teacher, and I just found out about SCTA, which does lots of things,” she said, referring to the Student California Teachers Association, an arm of the statewide teachers’ organization that hosts events and offers services to education students.

Primarily, says associate dean Pia Wong, the Open House helped students familiarize themselves with the many ways the College of Education can prepare them for careers in a range of education professions. “They will also become more aware of upcoming deadlines and other important information about the application process,” she says.

The College of Education consists of the departments of bilingual/multicultural education; child development; counselor education; educational leadership and policy studies; special education, school psychology; rehabilitation, and deaf studies; and teacher education.

For more information, contact the college at (916) 278-6639. For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.