Over the past five years, the School of Education has been approved to hire seven new tenure track faculty, which has allowed us to replace retirements, resignations and FERPs and maintain a stable ratio of tenured/tenure track faculty to part-time faculty (Tenure Track Hire Summary).
The CANDEL (Joint Doctorate Program in Educational Leadership), runs in partnership with UC Davis, and is entering 2011-12 with its seventh cohort of 20+ students. Based on an annual allocation from UC Davis, the CANDEL program operates in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner, sufficiently covering all instructional and operational expenditures.
The School of Education has diligently pursued outside funding through grants and contracts. Grant funding for 2008-09 was $744,113, $535,443 for 2009-10 and $554,946 for 2010-2011, contributing significantly to the total awards brought into the University from the five academic schools. Over the last three years, the School of Education’s grant awards total was $1.8 million (Annual Grant Funds by School 2008-2011). These grants include NOYCE, Chemistry Facets and EnACT.
The purpose of the Chemistry Facets grants is to develop a computer-based formative assessment system that teachers can use to facilitate student learning in high school Chemistry. The grant supports work of staff and faculty in the program and serves the larger community. Many of the teachers involved in the project are former students of the SSU credential program and this grant provides participants with paid professional development and collaboration with peers.
The purpose of the NOYCE and SMTRI grants is to support candidates who are interested in becoming math or science teachers. NOYCE is an NSF program and supports candidates and their development through stipends, internships and professional development. SMTRI grants (for which we receive an additional $150,000 per year from the Chancellor’s Office) are used to support staff and faculty in promoting math and science teaching. Funds are used to pay for credential costs and recruitment and support activities. The SMTRI monies also support the greater community through free-to-user workshops where teachers who are teaching out of the area are able to get professional development and additional content knowledge to become highly qualified teachers in math and science.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, EnACT-PTD (Ensuring Access through Collaboration and Technology: Partnerships in Technology and Dissemination) offers students with disabilities with the CSU support toward attaining their postsecondary educational goals. EnACT-PTD provides faculty across the entire CSU system the skills, support, and training necessary to ensure that students with disabilities are provided a high quality postsecondary education. Framing their work around the principles of Universal Design for Learning and the formation of Faculty Learning Communities, EnACT’s seven-campus partnership has impacted over 5,000 students with and without disabilities. In addition, EnACT-PTD has aligned with the mission of the CSU Accessible Technology initiative to support faculty in creating educational environments that are accessible to postsecondary students with disabilities.
Scholarship awards 2008-2011 for School of Education students were commensurate to awards in other schools, as indicated by the table of SSU scholarship awards (SOE Scholarships).