Office of Development
Giving to the College of Education
Private gifts to the College of Education help to provide the needed resources to fulfill our commitment to our students and to our community. These gifts allow us to enhance our educational programs, scholarships and embrace opportunities to serve and assist others.
Cash gifts can be made on-line through the College of Education website and will allow you to decide how and where to best direct your gift. A cash gift is only one of the many ways to provide a gift to the College of Education. Please visit our University Development website under “ways to give” to view the many options that are open to your generosity. You can also make a planned gift that will ensure income for you, but provide a legacy for the future. More information can be found at our University Development website under “gift planning”.
For more information or assistance in submitting a monetary gift, or a pledge to the College of Education, please contact Yvonne Salmon at (909) 537-5299, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Thank you for making a difference for our students.
CHARTER AND TURNAROUND SCHOOLS
COE faculty has formed a partnership with neighboring turnaround school, Shandin Hills Middle School, to assist in major school reform efforts. We are providing professional development, teacher leader coaching, counseling and guidance activities with students. Other departments will join the team in the winter and spring quarters to provide theater arts training, and math support. Goals are to create a college readiness culture, to raise students' achievement, and to increase student engagement.
Educational Administration Program faculty is also partnering with Yucaipa-Calimesa Jt. U.S.D. administrators and alumnus Steven Holguin in their respective efforts to open new charter schools in the IE.
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
The CSUSB Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree prepares students for administrative, academic, or research positions in education to be informed, proactive and reflective change agents to educate all students. Knowing educational leaders have a deep and lasting influence on the future of our economy, the strength of our democracy, and even the health of our planet's ecosystems we seek the finest educators for our next cohort of Ed.D. students. The CSUSB Ed.D. degree enables professionals working full time to earn the degree within three calendar years. Applicants for the Ed.D Program need to demonstrate sufficient preparation for, experience in, and potential for educational leadership, including successful experience in leadership in P-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, other community contexts, and policy leadership.
GREEN TECHNOLOGY LAB
Incredible technological advances in the last few decades have created a flood of job opportunities for people possessing the right technical skills. Millions of new jobs will be created in the near term for over 200 job categories related to Green Technology, from technicians, installers, engineers, and scientist to urban planners and system designers.
The Green Technology Classroom incorporates and reinforces key Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts and principles while teaching students about: Solar, Hydro Electric, Fuel Cells, Wind Turbine, Environmental Monitoring, Bio-Fuels, Green Construction, and Other Green Technologies. In addition to rigorous classroom learning activities, Certification programs are offered.
CSUSB - HILLSIDE PARTNERSHIP
CSUSB has a partnership with Hillside-University Demonstration School for 22 years. A special ceremony was held at the Hillside-University Demonstration School to commemorate two decades of collaboration with founding and current members and contributors in 2008. There have been many partnership activities over the years including science projects, dancing classes, and training sessions on a gifted program and on technology. One of the most important activities is that CSUSB student teachers and interns have taught in variety of grades at the Hillside-University Demonstration School. This program has been beneficial for both the CSUSB students and our Hillside teachers and students.
INTEGRATED STEM LAB
The mission of the STEM Education Integration Classroom at California State University, San Bernardino is to increase the rate of scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematics literacy that exists within our community through the education of young adults and the individuals who teach them.
In partnership with business and industry, local k-12 and postsecondary education and CSUSB, the STEM Education Integration Classroom provides an environment for learning that increases the economic vitality of students as well as the community in which they live and work.
Through a rigorous curriculum focusing on the applications of science, mathematics, and pre-engineering education the classroom provides teachers (and teacher education candidates) with a better understanding of our technological world. The classroom serves as a model for integrating subjects and for establishing related programs within local schools.
The faculty and its focused curriculum encourage individuals to pursue STEM education related teaching careers, and increases student interest in the science and technology professions by their involvement in engaging activities.
THE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH, ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Institute at CSUSB has been established to bring together the assessment and education diagnostic skills of our Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling and Guidance, School Psychology and Special Education graduate programs to fulfill the goals of establishing best practices in the related educational fields, enhancing the clinical skill development of graduate students, serving as a center for professional development for the IE and meeting the need for quality vocational assessments and evaluations of individuals with disabilities. The Institute is situated to provide career development services to transitioning youth with the focus on inclusion. Bringing the expertise of 23 faculty members and a graduate student body totaling more than 250 provides the IE with access to a level of services not readily available otherwise.
LATINO EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY DAYS (LEAD) PROJECTS
The purpose of LEAD is to promote a broad based awareness of the crisis in Latino education and to enhance the intellectual, cultural and personal development of our community’s educators, administrators, leaders and students. LEAD will also inevitably assist in the development of academic programs that advance the teaching and learning of Latinos, both regionally, national-scale and globally. It will maximize community outreach and relations with the Latino education community within particular areas of focus but along the lines of education programs, resource development, teacher education and the provision of technical services.
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
We have established a Research and Scholarship Committee in the College of Education with the aim of stimulating and developing the research vitality of the College. Research and scholarship informs all teaching is what distinguishes a university from a training institution. The committee has launched the following activities:
- A weekly faculty seminar
- A faculty reading group focusing on Wisdom in Education
- Re-launching the Wisdom in Education online journal
- (In the Winter) workshops for students on skills of writing and research
- Honoring faculty who write and publish books (eg with a book launch event)
- Developing the student research symposium (May 24)
We have many further ideas in embryonic stages, including the establishment of a web channel to webcast faculty and student presentations. We would invite and welcome advisory committee involvement and support in public events to this end.
SAN BERNARDINO DAY REPORTING CENTER
The CSUSB center for the study of correctional education has obtained a contract with the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to open a day reporting center (DRC) for San Bernardino parolees. Combining theory and practice regarding “what works” for reentering parolees, the DRC will be a multi service center for men and women returning from prison. Programs will be individualized, rather than a “one size fits all” approach. Parolees will be individually evaluated to determine needs, and will be offered academic and vocational education, job assistance, drug education, and other classes, including budgeting skills and domestic violence reduction.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS ADDED AUTHORIZATION
The Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization in Special Education (ASD-AASE) is an added authorization for teachers who hold or are eligible for the preliminary Education Specialist credential in Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, Physical Impairments, or Visual Impairments. Two new courses and practical experiences have been developed and taught by tenured faculty members in Special Education who have publications as well as professional experience in the education of children with autism. The ASD-AASE program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and was designed to allow working candidates to complete the requirements in two 10-week quarters.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - TRANSITION TO NEW PRELIMINARY EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIALS
The Special Education Program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to transition the Education Specialist credential programs to the new Preliminary credential structure effective January 1, 2011. All candidates admitted to one of the three Education Specialist credential programs (i.e., Early Childhood; Mild to Moderate Disabilities; Moderate to Severe Disabilities) for Winter quarter 2011 will be starting the new program. Features of the new program include pre-requisite courses for classification into the program, fieldwork to monitor the development of candidate skills and dispositions throughout the program, and two courses dedicated to the authorization area that the candidate is pursuing.
MASTER'S OF EDUCATION, TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (TESOL) OPTION
The large number of students with home languages other than English in the public schools of California has created a pressing need for teachers with advanced professional preparation in the field of English language development. In addition, the teaching of English around the world, one of the TESOL program strands, is one of the fastest-growing international professions. The program offers courses that expand awareness of the structure of the English language, second-language learning theory, computer-based instruction, and teaching methods, with a unified focus on language for communicative purposes that emphasizes understanding the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of the language learner.
WATSON AND ASSOCIATES LITERACY CENTER OVERVIEW
The Watson and Associates Literacy Center offers interactive tutoring to help children meet their literacy needs through an assessment-based program designed to improve and enhance their reading, writing and speaking skills. Students from our local community in kindergarten through the 12th grade are eligible for these services at little to no cost to their families. All tutoring instruction is overseen by fully credentialed reading specialists. The tutors themselves are credential students, classroom teachers, graduate students, and undergraduate America Reads tutors. Tutoring sessions are scheduled for one hour per week, MONDAY- THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30 PM in the college of education building ROOM NUMBER 119. Tutoring is available in the fall, winter, and spring quarters.
Scholarship Investment Options:
Endowments – An endowment is a permanent fund in which the principal is invested and only the annual interest income is used to support the endowment purpose. A minimum contribution of $10,500 enables a donor to leave a legacy by naming the scholarship.
Expendable – An expendable scholarship provides scholarship funding for a limited time and is active for as long as funding remains in the scholarship account and is typically awarded on an annual basis. A minimum contribution of $5,250 enables a donor to name the scholarship. This scholarship remains active for as long as there are funds in the account.
General - The College of Education Scholarship is a general scholarship fund for smaller donations.
Donations may also be made to one of the named scholarship below.
Named Scholarships for College of Education
The College of Education Scholarships listed below are administered through the CSUSB Financial Aid Office. Students may find the financial aid scholarship application at the following website: http://finaid.csusb.edu
Patricia Arlin Scholarship provides funds to meet the cost of education- fees, books, expenses, room and board-for a student enrolled in the Masters or Doctoral program in the College of Education. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. While financial need is considered, it is not essential. The most recent award was $675.
Broc Burns Scholarship is awarded to a CSUSB college junior, senior, or graduate student who is admitted to the credential program that leads to becoming an elementary school teacher. If at the graduate level, the student must have received a bachelor’s degree at CSUSB. Preference will be given to a student who lives in the local mountain community, and who maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. The most recent award was $500.
California Portland Cement awards $1,000 annually to a full-time student in a teaching credential program preparing them to teach math or science at the secondary level.
California Retired Teachers Association provides a $2,000 scholarship to a senior or graduate student entering the field of teaching. The student is selected on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and school and community activities. The most recent award was $2,000.
Carol Arline DeVault Scholarship - provides a $500 award to a student enrolled in the master's of environmental education at CSUSB, has a minimum 3.5 GPA. Preference is given to a student who provides volunteer service related to environmental education.
Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty Scholarship - provides a scholarship to a student enrolled in Liberal Arts, College of Business, or College of Education at any grade level. Applicants must have graduated from high school in either San Bernardino or Redlands, and must have financial need. The most recent award was for $350.
Charles & Shelby Obershaw Scholarship provides scholarships to credential students in the College of Education, and to undergraduate business student. The award is for students that are at least a junior, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and financial need. The most recent awards averaged $1,000 each.
Clara McKinney Scholarship provides a $700 scholarship to a student studying early childhood education with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Consideration will be given to students who reside, or have resided, in the Barstow area.
Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties provides over $30,000 in scholarships to full-time incoming freshmen, community college transfer students, and continuing CSUSB students. Some of the scholarship monies are awarded to graduate students in special education who intend on pursuing careers as special education teachers and nursing students. All other monies are awarded to students with any major, who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and have financial need.
Eva Mae Merchant Loan-Scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Education and Nursing Departments. Each award is comprised of a $1,350 scholarship and a $1,350 no-interest loan. A total of $10,800 is awarded.
Margaret Lenz Scholarship provides a $300 scholarship to a student pursuing a teacher preparation credential.
Marilyn Sauer Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a student enrolled in the master’s degree program in educational administration at CSUSB, and has a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Martha Pinckney Scholarship provides a $1,000 award to a student enrolled at CSUSB at the senior or graduate level, in the teacher preparation program; preference will be given to applicants focusing on elementary education, student must be enrolled in at least 6 quarter units at the undergraduate level or 4 quarter units at the graduate level, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Pacific Premier Bank Scholarship Honoring Bing Wong for his Leadership in Scholarship Philanthropy is provided to a student enrolled in the master's program in the College of Education or interested in pursuing a master's degree, demonstrates an interest to continue education beyond a master's degree. Financial need is considered but not essential.
Shelby Obershaw Teacher Education Scholarship provides an award to a student in a teacher preparation program leading to the multiple subject or single subject credential at CSUSB. Applicants must have completed 12 units toward the credential and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average during their junior and senior years. The most recent award was $1,950.
Vairin/Gonzales Scholarship provides students funds to help meet the cost of education fees, books, expenses, room and board. This scholarship is for students with junior status or above enrolled in the education program with a goal of teaching in the Language, Literacy and Culture program or a graduate student in the graduate reading program. The scholarship requires a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A. The most recent award was $525.