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  • ECP Newsletter - Dean's Message

    In February, Pedro Hernández-Ramos, Associate Professor of Education and the School of Education and Counseling Psychology hosted the International Project Based Learning Conference at Santa Clara University. Hundreds of people came from all corners of the globe to learn about ideas for structuring learning through discovery and the deeper understandings that result. In just one session alone, I learned about classrooms in Australia, Seattle, and Belgium and how teachers are exploring ways to provide opportunities for students to guide their own learning and the powerful impact that has. You will learn more about this conference and our faculty and student contributions below.

  • Latino Education Summit

    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.

  • 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.

  • $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.