Making an Impact in the Community and the Classroom
Faculty from the College of Education support Inclusive Fellows
project called, "Inspiring and Engaging Children and Families Through
Innovative Practices". The project is a partnership with Tomorrow's
Leadership Collaborative (TLC).
Three Alumni from the College of Education
recognized as Orange
County Teachers of the Year: Vivian Chang '15 (Master's in Educational
Technology), Leslie Whitaker 05' (Master's Education-Curriculum and
Instruction) and Matthew Smith 09' (MBA) and Math Credential.
Former Men of Color in Education (MCE)
student Mark Bibian
18' has full circle moment teaching and being a mentor for other
men of color who inspire to be school teachers.
Special education teacher Ainaria Johnson '23
who was also a
recent commencement student speaker at this years graduation,
continues her work focusing on preschool and transitional
kindergarten students with varying disabilities.
Centers focusing on Community Engagement
- NRCAL-The National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) at
is one of 16 Language Resource Centers in the nation funded by the U.S.
Department of Education to improve the nation's capacity for teaching
and learning of Asian languages including: Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese,
Japanese, and Khmer. Over the past year, NRCAL has served over 2,000
PreK-16 students and more than 400 preK-12 bilingual teachers participated in professional development trainings nation-wide (grant funded).
- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Center for Creativity and Critical
Thinking offers free professional development over 200 teachers in the
field (synchronous) countless other number with the posted of recorded
webinars per year.
- CCT- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Center for Careers in Teaching
has students who participate in our undergraduate programs: Titan
Future Teachers (TFT) and Men of Color in Education (MCE), graduate
a ½ year early than their counterparts serving 45 majors and representing
an average of 900 students per year.
- High School Equivalency Program (HEP)- This education program
serves students from Migrant and a seasonal farmworker family to help
them attain a high school equivalency certification and continue to
postsecondary education. Since it began in 2015 it has served 340
eligible agricultural workers and immediate dependents at five different
community-based sites (2 in Coachella Valley, 1 in Ontario, 1 in
Anaheim/Santa Ana, 1 in Fallbrook/Vista) with 266 receiving high
school equivalency. Over the next 5 years, the program is on track to
serve another 400 participants.
- Summer Language Academy-Since its 2016 inception the program has served 1097 students across 4 districts, and engaged more than 120 pre and in-service educators in professional learning related to radically inclusive teaching with newcomer and emergent plurilingual students.
- Projects ELICT and AMIELA-These initiatives aim to foster
plurilingualism in the student body of CSUF by partnering bilingual
professors with bilingual students in their discipline to collaborate on a
lesson plan delivered in a language other than English as well as
promoting it in k12 schools. Last year, over 70 students and 20 faculty
participated in the programs.