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WCOE Newsletter | September 2023 Edition

WCOE Newsletter | September 2023 Edition

Dear Friends,

The James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education ended the 2022/2023 academic year on a very positive note.  This past academic year marked the college being formally named the James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education in honor of the contributions of Jim and Judy Watson, longtime supporters of CSUSB. Their transformative gift of $8.4 million will support student scholarships and programs, the work of the Watson & Associates Literacy Center, and a Dean’s Endowment Fund. This made our college the fourth education college in the CSU named for a person and the first in the entire CSU system to bear the name of a Hispanic person.

Among the many new initiatives, this past academic year included the 2nd Annual Educational Leadership Summit and Voice for Critical Action: Leading Educational Policies and Practices in an Era of Change held in the San Manuel Student Union North. This event hosted over 150 attendees for the day-long event, bringing together Southern California’s top educational leaders.  Speakers included Dr. Carlos Ayala (President & CEO, of Growing Inland Achievement), Rep. Mark Takano (Congressman for the 41st District of California), and Superintendent Ted Alejandre (Superintendent of San Bernardino County Schools). Three superintendents and one district liaison were recognized for their contributions to Educational Leadership.

Dean Chinaka DomNwachukwu

Dean Chinaka DomNwachukwu

Friday, September 29, 2023

“¡Ya Basta! - Enough is Enough!: Education and Violence in the Context of our Schools, Community Safety, and Law-Enforcement"

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Santos Manuel Student Union South


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WCOE By the Numbers

  • Advising: In August 2023, advising had a total of 217 attended info sessions and 140 one-on-one appointments.
  • ​Webadmit: In August 2023, Webadmit received a total of 42 applications with activities across credential programs.
  • Admissions: 8 students were admitted: one pending, one incomplete, and 100 in progress between all programs.
  • ​Credentials: The office has processed 328 credentials to C.T.C. (after the end of Spring 2023 term through August)
  • Placements: 211 out of 223 student teachers have been placed and 157 of 292 Early Field Work students have also been placed.
  • Special Education Placements: 60 Interns, 22 Student Teachers, and 22 Early Fieldwork (total of 104 for the Fall semester)