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New Hittle Endowed Scholarship supports math and science teacher education

Education News - December 19, 2014 - 3:43pm
Because they understand the value of a solid foundation in math and science and know how important teachers are in providing it, Betty and Larry Hittle have established a new endowed scholarship. The Betty and Larry Hittle Endowed Scholarship will … Continue reading →

Randy Schild named 2015 Oregon Superintendent of the Year

Education News - December 15, 2014 - 5:51pm
PSU/GSE alumnus Randy Schild ’94, ’96, ’01, is the 2015 Oregon Superintendent of the Year. He is a graduate of both GSE Educational Administrator programs, IAL and CAL, and holds an MST from the PSU’s School of Business Administration. He … Continue reading →

Special Education Chair Randall De Pry finalizes textbook on behavior

Education News - December 8, 2014 - 5:16pm
GSE Special Education Chair, Dr. Randall De Pry, is co-editor (with Drs. Fredda Brown and Jacki Anderson) of a new graduate-level textbook, Individual positive behavior supports: A standards-based guide to practices in school and community settings. The book is now … Continue reading →

New grant for math and science teacher education creates GSE’s largest scholarship award

Education News - November 26, 2014 - 1:42pm
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is proud to announce that Ecoworks Foundation has made a grant of $100,000 to support the Pivotal Scholars Fund for Math/Science Teacher Education. Two $10,000 scholarships will be available annually for five years, making … Continue reading →

GSE hosts a conversation with distinguished educator Geneva Gay

Education News - November 23, 2014 - 11:35am
The Graduate School of Education presented a talk by Dr. Geneva Gay from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Gay teaches multicultural education and general curriculum theory. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award, presented by the … Continue reading →

GSE students write Oregon African American History curriculum

Education News - November 17, 2014 - 3:50pm
In 1844, Oregonians declared slavery illegal yet simultaneously enacted the infamous “Lash Law” requiring that “Blacks in Oregon, whether free or slave, be whipped at least twice a year until they quit the territory.” Four years later, Oregon’s provisional governor … Continue reading →

New project focuses on technology instruction for nonverbal students

Education News - November 12, 2014 - 1:51pm
Nearly one percent of the general student population has some kind of severe disability, such as autism, cerebral palsy, or a physical disorder, that makes verbal communication difficult. These children can be very bright and motivated, but because of communication … Continue reading →

New faces in the GSE

Education News - October 7, 2014 - 5:21pm
Welcome new hires to the GSE. Jean Rockford Aguilar-Valdez is a new tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction working with the GTEP and BTP programs. She is originally from Miami, Florida, but most recently from St. Olaf College … Continue reading →

PSU graduate Lyon Terry named 2014 Washington Teacher of the Year

Education News - October 2, 2014 - 5:05pm
Lyon Terry, the 2014 Washington Teacher of the Year (TOY), is a graduate of the Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP). Lyon Terry was selected from nine finalists across the State of Washington. He has a bachelor’s degree from Reed College, … Continue reading →

PSU awarded $1.2 million for American Indian education

Education News - September 30, 2014 - 4:21pm
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) has just been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.2 million from the US Department of Education Office of Indian Education (OIE) to recruit and prepare American Indian students to become teachers (obtaining … Continue reading →

GSE’s Cheryl Livneh receives regional award

Education News - September 18, 2014 - 10:59am
GSE Associate Dean Cheryl Livneh has earned the 2014 Honor of Excellence award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Western Region. The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of professional and continuing … Continue reading →

Carnegie project selects GSE alumnus Ryan Palmer

Education News - September 14, 2014 - 11:15am
GSE Doctoral alumnus Ryan Palmer, ’13, has won the 2014 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) Dissertation in Practice Award. He is a graduate of the GSE Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Postsecondary Education program. He is currently an assistant … Continue reading →

GSE’s Jim Carlile collects national leadership award

Education News - September 12, 2014 - 10:43am
The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) has selected GSE adjunct faculty member, Jim Carlile, for an 2014 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. He currently serves as assistant superintendent in the Oregon Department of Education Office of Instruction, Standards, Assessment, and … Continue reading →