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  • ECP Newsletter - Dean's Message

    I hope your year is off to a wonderful start. We are deep into our Winter Quarter here at SCU. We recently held the practicum fair for Counseling Psychology students who are ready to begin their practicum next fall, and many of our students in teacher education are beginning to do more independent teaching in the placements. We have two district cohorts in Educational Leadership getting ready to graduate this June. This is always an exciting time as students begin to see themselves as the amazing educators, therapists, and leaders they are becoming.

  • Global Community Hour

    Our next Global Community Hour is co-sponsored with the Schools of Engineering and Education & Counseling Psychology and is Tuesday, January 16, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Rotunda room, Guadalupe Hall.

  • Latino Summit

    On Saturday, April 21st, 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. Sessions are designed to provided relevant learning and teaching methods to K-12 instructors that they can utilize in their instruction of English language learners (ELLs). Two additional workshops on the subject of immigration touched on legal and psychological issues facing immigrant children and families in these unpredictable political times.

  • $2.3M Grant from the U.S. Department of Education

    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.

  • Common Core Math

    Kathy Liu Sun, Ph.D., Professor of Education, wrote an article in The Washington Post about how the method teachers are using for preparing students for the Common Core math sections are far from ideal.

  • Positive psychology in mental health

    Professor Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D. has five book chapters being published this year. The studies she co-authored highlight meditation, mindfulness, and positive psychology in regards to mental health.

  • Education system challenges face by Latina/o students

    Professor Cheryl McElvain, Ed.D., recent publications discuss the challenges that Latino and Latina students face in the educational system, and provides insight into solutions that would directly help reduce the educational gap.

  • Professor Dale Larson receives award

    Dale Larson, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology, received the Death Educator Award at the annual meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 14, 2016.

  • One Size Does Not Fit All

    A study in math anxiety in teachers

    Kathy Stoehr Ph.D. recently published an article in the Journal of Teacher Education which analyzed how three women prospective elementary teachers related their experiences of mathematics anxiety while learning to teach mathematics.

  • The Trauma of Ethnic Minorities

    The American Psychological Association (APA) published a fact sheet developed by Professor Jasmin Llamas Ph.D. about working with ethnic minorities who have experienced trauma. APA also produced a videotaped interview of Llamas that provides an overview of important clinical considerations when working with ethnic minorities who have had experience with trauma.

  • ExCEL Program Sobrato Foundation Challenge Grant

    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.