Master of Arts in Educational Administration Information Sessions

Master of Arts in Educational Administration at California State University San Marcos is holding Virtual Information Sessions for a Fully Online One-Year Program.

Earn a master’s degree and the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (PASC) in just 12 months with affordable CSU tuition.

Learn more today!
https://www.csusm.edu/el/programs/education/maedadmin/

Longtime Professor Named Director for School of Education

By Brian Hiro

Laurie Stowell, a professor of literacy, has been named director of the School of Education effective Jan. 25. (Photo credit: Marilyn Huerta)

Laurie Stowell has been a professor at Cal State San Marcos since 1992, only two years after the university opened its doors. 

Now, almost three decades later, she’s ready for a new challenge.  

Stowell has been named the director of the School of Education, one of three schools within the College of Education, Health and Human Services at CSUSM. She will officially begin the job on Jan. 25, the first day of the spring semester, though she said she has been working closely with current director Pat Stall during the transition.  

Stall, who has been in the position since 2016, is returning as a faculty member in the School of Education.  

Stowell, a professor of literacy, will serve as the school’s director for the rest of this academic year and the next three academic years.  

“I love the School of Ed and I love my colleagues,” Stowell said. “I’m pleased to serve the school and the university, and I look forward to working with the other department chairs and directors in the college.” 

Because of the shared governance model of the School of Education, the approximately two dozen tenure-track faculty members are evaluated by peer review committees, not the director. That means that Stowell will remain their colleague as opposed to being their supervisor.  

“This is a role in which I can facilitate the work of other people rather than manage it,” she said.  

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Speech-Language Clinic Goes Virtual Amid COVID-19

Norm Bishop (center) and his wife, Alice, work with CSUSM student Jessica Mos at the Speech-Language Clinic in the Extended Learning building in February. The clinic soon shut down because of the coronavirus and is now offering telehealth services. Photo by Andrew Reed

By Brian Hiro

It would be difficult to overstate the challenge that Norm Bishop faced the first time he attempted a virtual therapy session through the Cal State San Marcos Speech-Language Clinic. 

For the previous few years, Bishop had been a steady and familiar presence at the physical clinic, relying on close, one-on-one interactions with CSUSM speech-language pathology students to help reverse the effects of the debilitating stroke he suffered in 2015. Even before the stroke changed his life forever, he had never owned a cellphone, had very little interest in technology. 

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Math and Science Teacher Scholarship Opportunities

Are you interested in teaching math or science?

The School of Education at Cal State San Marcos, in collaboration with the California Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), is offering a fully-paid scholarship for summer program that will help you earn an add-on credential in math or science.

You can earn an add-on credential in one or more of the following areas:

-Foundational Level General Science
-Foundational Level Math
-Single Subject Math
-Single Subject Physics
-Single Subject Chemistry
-Single Subject Biological Sciences
-Single Subject Earth & Space Sciences

The program will pay for the associated subject methods course and CSET, as well as support you to prepare register and take the appropriate CSET, and assist with the credential processing.

The fully online methods course and the CSET support classes will be offered between June 7 – July 10, 2021.

NOTE: To earn an add-on credential, you need to have a base credential, pass a secondary methods course for the add-on subject area and pass the associated CSET for the subject area.

Apply by March 15, 2021 at:

Submit Applications

If you have questions about the program, please contact Dr. Moses Ochanji at mochanji@csusm.edu

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Dr. Moses Ochanji
Professor of Science Education
CSUSM – MSTI Project Director

Awards and Accolades: Armenta Receives Mentoring Award

Richard Armenta
The Cal State San Marcos kinesiology professor also mentors students through a program called Native American Research Centers for Health. Photo by Christine Vaughan

Richard Armenta, an assistant professor of kinesiology, is the winner of the 2020 Kerri Mowen Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, which recognizes Cal State San Marcos faculty who actively “engage undergraduates in research experiences/scholarly activities, consistently provide opportunities to promote student success, and offer unbridled support and assistance on admission and matriculation to graduate programs, or in securing a professional career.” Read more…

If you’re interested in learning more about kinesiology degree programs at California State University San Marcos, please visit our websites:

Department of Kinesiology
The College of Education, Health and Human Services

Marilyn Huerta
Public Affairs Communication Specialist II
College of Education, Health and Human Services
mhuerta@csusm.edu

Award Recipient Sets Positive Example for Next Generation

Nancy Meza was recognized as one of two recipients of the President’s Student Champion Award for Inclusive Excellence and Diversity during the All Peoples Luncheon on Oct. 29.

“Once I started at ACE, they slowly started getting me to break out of my shell and really being able to talk to people and advocate for others,” said Nancy, who received her bachelor’s in liberal studies last May and is now enrolled in CSUSM’s multiple subject teaching credential program.

Learn more about Nancy’s story…

If you’re interested in learning more about educational programs at 
California State University San Marcos, please visit our websites:

The School of Education
The College of Education, Health and Human Services

Marilyn Huerta
Public Affairs Communication Specialist II
College of Education, Health and Human Services
mhuerta@csusm.edu

Education Course Pivots to Continue Helping Kids in STEM

Professor Sinem Siyahhan created a way to continue her popular Education 422 course, which has CSUSM students helping K-12 students learn tools and techniques to learn STEM topics, remotely during the pandemic. Read more…

If you’re interested in learning more about educational programs at California State University San Marcos, please visit our websites:

The School of Education
The College of Education, Health and Human Services

Marilyn Huerta
Public Affairs Communication Specialist II
College of Education, Health and Human Services
mhuerta@csusm.edu

Join Dr. Carol Van Vooren in supporting the School of Education Emerging Leaders fund! Thanks to Carol’s matching gift, your donations will be doubled until the fund reaches $1000!

“A commitment to social justice in education and educational leadership is the core of successful schools. I am supporting the School of Education Emerging Leaders program on CSUSM’s Giving Day to help fulfill the urgent need for prepared, diverse leaders in our local schools. Join me in this important mission and donate to this ground-breaking initiative.”- Dr. Carol Van Vooren

Invest in local K-12 educators who are urgently needed as school leaders to reflect and support the needs of today’s diverse student population. Your Giving Day donation establishes a pathway for focused support, mentorship, training and education in social justice and equity perspectives and strategies for our schools to attain success for every student.

Please give to the School of Education Emerging Leaders today!

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