Over 250 educators from Silicon Valley public, charter and Catholic schools will spend the day at Santa Clara University participating in hands-on educational workshops. This year's theme is Language, Culture, and Identity in the Education of Latinx Students, and will focus on improving our work with Latinx and English Language Learner students.
Marco Bravo, Ph.D. and Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica, Ph.D. have secured a $2.3M grant from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance teacher preparation for dual language environments. In this grant, both pre-service teachers and teachers in the field will learn how to help children learn academic English within the context of math instruction. This grant will enhance our work with our students, help us engage our community partners in learning, further faculty research, and build our national reputation.
ExCEL, Excellence in Catholic Education and Leadership, supports the development of Catholic school teachers. The program is a partnership between SCU's School of Education and Counseling Psychology and the Diocese of San Jose. The ExCEL financial model sustainably covers the costs of graduate school tuition, transportation, and basic living expenses. Donor funding is critical to support students to become Catholic school teachers. $20,000 will fund a teacher for one year. The Sobrato Family Foundation will match gifts and pledges on a 1:1 basis made between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.
Guided by strong dedication to academic excellence and service to society, the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University educates compassionate, competent, and ethical professionals committed to meaningful and supportive engagement with diverse people, schools, and communities built on the foundation of our Core Values.