Bridge, headed by Professor Jim Fouche,
received a $1.5 million grant to prepare pre-service teachers
to use technology in the classroom.
Teacher credential programs
were developed to meet new state standards and all received
state approval. SSU credential programs now include intern programs
as an alternate route to a teaching career. The reading credential
programs offer summer reading courses for children.
With California state accreditation granted
in 1998, the School is preparing for national accreditation
from NCATE, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher
Grants and contracts increased from $306,632
in 1997-1998 to more than $2.9 million in 2001-2002, with eight
of the grants in the area of education technology.
with K-12 schools in the North Bay region
were strengthened with the creation of three professional
development schools and elementary collaboration sites.
Martha Rapp Ruddell, Professor of Education,
served as President of the National Reading Council.
Phyllis Fernlund, Dean of the School of Education,
was elected President of the Teacher Education Council
of State College and Universities.
In 2003 the School moved to remodeled offices
on the first floor of Stevenson Hall.