Each year the faculty of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education and the Dean of the College of Education are pleased to honor several of the department’s graduating students for their outstanding performance in our M.S. degree programs. Below is a description of each award.
Outstanding Graduate Students
These graduates are those students who earned exceptionally high grade point averages in the program and who demonstrated positive attitudes and exceptional motivation, and who made outstanding contributions to their classes. Typically three or four students are selected.
Mildred Ransdorf Donoghue Early Childhood Education Award
This award is open to graduate students in their final semester of the Master’s Degree program who have developed an outstanding master’s project in Early Childhood Education or have taken a leadership role in their school or district in the field of Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education. This award is by faculty nomination only.
Emma H. Holmes Mathematics Award
Named after Professor Emeritus Emma H. Homes who continues to publish in the area of Mathematics Education, this award is presented to a student who has developed an exemplary Master’s project in the area of mathematics. The award was established in 1992 upon Dr. Holmes’s retirement. Recommendation is made by the project advisor; final selection is determined by the faculty.
Bernard Kravitz Multicultural Project Award
This award, named for Professor Emeritus Bernard Kravitz, who made significant contributions in the area of multicultural education, is presented to a student who develops an outstanding Master’s project in the area of Multicultural Education or Social Studies. The award was established in 1991 upon Dr. Kravitz’s retirement. Recommendation is made by the project advisor; final selection is determined by the faculty.
Outstanding Curriculum Project
This award is presented to a student who has written an outstanding Master’s project in any curricular area. Recommendation is made by the project advisor; final selection is determined by the faculty.
Edwin Carr Fellowship
Named after Professor Emeritus Edwin Carr, this award is given to one or two students who the faculty believe are most likely to make a significant impact on education in the state of California. It acknowledges the students’ commitment to their profession, their dedication, and their professional achievements to date. The Dean of the College of Education has the final voice in selection after the faculty have submitted their recommendation.
For a list of scholarships available to all College of Education students, please click here.
Page updated: June 5, 2014