Appendix C: Program Capacity and Institutional Commitment

Multiple Subject Credential Program

CCTC Alignment Matrix

Faculty Qualifications

Faculty, Adjuncts, and Lecturers

Ana K. Soltero Lopez

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree UCLA
Year Degree Granted 2014
Field/Specialization Certificate Urban Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159
LEE 160
LEE 167
LEE 169
Years at institution 5

Becky L. Noël Smith

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree University of Alabama
Year Degree Granted 2018
Field/Specialization Certificate Instructional Leadership/Social & Cultural Studies
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 160
LEE 167
LEE 169
Years at institution 4

Feiyan Chen

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree Monash University
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Teacher Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 162
Years at institution 7

Frederick Peinado Nelson

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree University of Florida
Year Degree Granted 2012
Field/Specialization Certificate Science Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 175
Years at institution 10

Heather L. Horsley

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree University of Illinois Chicago
Year Degree Granted 2013
Field/Specialization Certificate Urban Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 5

Jacques Benninga

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree George Peabody College/Vanderbilt University
Year Degree Granted 1976
Field/Specialization Certificate Curriculum/ECE/Developmental Psychology
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 162
Years at institution 38

Jose Lomeli

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, EdD
Institution Granting Degree University of Southern California (USC)
Year Degree Granted 1995
Field/Specialization Certificate Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 163
EHD178
EHD170
Years at institution 26

Lynette Guzman

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree Michigan State University
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Mathematics Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 176
Years at institution 2

Monica Billen

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree University of Tennessee
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Literacy
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 158
LEE 166
LEE 167
LEE 169
CI 162
Years at institution 6

Myunghwan Shin

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree Michigan State University
Year Degree Granted 2016
Field/Specialization Certificate Curriculum, Instruction, & Teacher Education (Science Education)
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 175
Years at institution 5

Selena E. Van Horn

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree University of Missouri
Year Degree Granted 2016
Field/Specialization Certificate Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 158
Years at institution 5

Steve Hart

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree University of South Florida
Year Degree Granted 2005
Field/Specialization Certificate Curriculum- Literacy Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 158
Years at institution 15

Ashley Henderson

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Reading and English Language Arts
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 158
Years at institution 2

Carlos Castillo

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2003
Field/Specialization Certificate Education Administration, and Supervision (PASC)
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 163
Years at institution 4

Christina Macias

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2018
Field/Specialization Certificate Early Childhood Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 162
LEE 160
LEE 167
Years at institution 3

Ellen Youssef

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Early Childhood Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 158
Years at institution 4

Gladys M. Villanueva

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2018
Field/Specialization Certificate Multilingual/Multicultural Education 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159
EHD 178
Years at institution 3

Jessica Galvan

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Reading/Language Arts
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 166
Years at institution 2

John Maurer

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1984
Field/Specialization Certificate K-12 Administration Education credential 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 12

Josefa Bustos Pelayo

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Multilingual/ Multicultural Education 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 159
Years at institution 5

Juan J Silva

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Alliant International University
Year Degree Granted 2008
Field/Specialization Certificate Educational Leadership and Management
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 5

Judith Kenney

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Fresno State
Year Degree Granted 2002
Field/Specialization Certificate Reading
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 6

Lesley Gates

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree UC, Santa Cruz
Year Degree Granted 1998
Field/Specialization Certificate Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 175
Years at institution 1

Lisa McPhetridge

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree National University
Year Degree Granted 2007
Field/Specialization Certificate Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 179
Years at institution 2

Melanie Wenrick

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree The University of Texas at Austin
Year Degree Granted 2003
Field/Specialization Certificate Mathematics Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 176
EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 19

Nancy Her

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree National University
Year Degree Granted 2011
Field/Specialization Certificate Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
Years at institution <1

Nancy Walker

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, PhD
Institution Granting Degree USC
Year Degree Granted 2001
Field/Specialization Certificate Education/Literacy
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 158
Years at institution 6

Stephen Bock

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific
Year Degree Granted  
Field/Specialization Certificate Science Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 175
Years at institution 25

Susan Schlievert

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, EdD
Institution Granting Degree UC Davis
Year Degree Granted 1998
Field/Specialization Certificate Curriculum
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 162
CI 163
Years at institution 24

Suzanne Brandl

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Early Childhood Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 160
LEE 167
LEE 169
Years at institution 5

Tracy M. Smith

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, EdD
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2010
Field/Specialization Certificate Educational Leadership
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 160
LEE 167
LEE 169
Years at institution 5

Vang Thao

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2012
Field/Specialization Certificate Special Education and Administration and Supervision
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 179
Years at institution 1.5

Faculty Qualifications

Clinical Supervisors/Coaches

Belen S Hoyt

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2003
Field/Specialization Certificate Education Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 3

Bernadette D. Vazquez

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1998
Field/Specialization Certificate Education Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 4

Debra Antrim

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Georgia State University
Year Degree Granted 1975
Field/Specialization Certificate Counseling And Psychological Services
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 4

Gladys M. Villanueva

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2018
Field/Specialization Certificate Multilingual Multicultural Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
LEE 159
Years at institution 3

Helen Scheidt

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1990
Field/Specialization Certificate Education-Administration and Supervision
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 8

John Jarvis

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1996
Field/Specialization Certificate Educational Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 4

Juan A. Lopez

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Yes, EdD
Institution Granting Degree Alliant International University
Year Degree Granted 2007
Field/Specialization Certificate Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 7

Kay M. Davies

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree National University
Year Degree Granted 1999
Field/Specialization Certificate Educational Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 7

Nadia Hoover

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2012
Field/Specialization Certificate Spanish Linguistics with TESOL certificate
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 170
Years at institution <1

Pam Sells

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1980
Field/Specialization Certificate Reading
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution  

Patiane Shimizu

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific University
Year Degree Granted 1980
Field/Specialization Certificate Science
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
Years at institution 8

Sandra Seals

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific University
Year Degree Granted 2002
Field/Specialization Certificate Mathematics Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 4

Sommer Moss

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree UC, Santa Barbara
Year Degree Granted 2002
Field/Specialization Certificate Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 4

Teresa Calderon

Current Rank/Title University Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) No
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific
Year Degree Granted 1996
Field/Specialization Certificate Administrative Credential
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 178
EHD 170
Years at institution 4.5

Facilities

Reagan Elementary - Sanger Teacher Residency Program

Large professional development room with dry erase boards, smart board, and projector housed within the elementary school hosts residents. Residents do not take courses on Fresno State’s campus.  

Kerman Professional Development Center - Rural Teacher Residency Partnership

A professional development center with dry erase boards, smart boards, and multiple screens in a centrally located rural area where all rural residents can easily access. Set up as a home room for the residents to provide a space of calm that models healing centered classroom environments (demonstration space). Residents do not take courses on Fresno State’s campus.  

Madison Elementary - Madera Teacher Residency Program

A classroom with dry erase boards, smart board, and projector housed within the elementary school hosts residents. Residents do not take courses on Fresno State’s campus.  

Miramonte Elementary -  Clovis Teacher Residency Program

A classroom with dry erase boards, smart board, and projector housed within the elementary school hosts residents. Residents do not take courses on Fresno State’s campus.  

Norseman Elementary -  Fresno Teacher Residency Program

A classroom with dry erase boards, smart board, and projector housed within the elementary school hosts residents. Residents do not take courses on Fresno State’s campus.  

Staff Support

Renee Flores

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Credential Admissions Analyst 8 years Processes credential applications and admits eligible candidates. Collaborates with Coordinators. Collects and collates data for coordinators. Codes candidate information into PeopleSoft. Analyzes and processes local, state, and federal documents. Collaborates with all constituents.

Sherri Nakashima

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Credential Analyst 25 years Processes applications for internship and preliminary credentials. Interprets CTC documents and provides guidance to Credential Coordinators. Analyzes and processes local, state, and federal documents. Collaborates with all constituents.

Ivy Fitzpatrick

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Kremen Advisor 10 years Proactive advising to students.Timely customer service. Advocates to increase students’ retention and graduation.

Jessica McVay

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Kremen Advisor 10 years Proactive advising to students.Timely customer service. Advocates to increase students’ retention and graduation.

Ana Espinoza

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Kremen Advisor 8 years Proactive advising to students.Timely customer service. Advocates to increase students’ retention and graduation.

Brenna Barks

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Program Assistant for the Office of Clinical Practice 5 years Oversees the clinical practice applications, creates and maintains the master placement lists, collaborates with and provides timely customer service to all constituents.

Felipe Mercado, Ed.D.

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Coordinator of Clinical Practice 1 year Makes the clinical practice placements and collaborates with and provides timely customer service to all constituents.

Carmen Chapman

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
LEBSE Department Administrative Assistant 2 years The department administrative support coordinator assists with the scheduling of course sections and faculty assignments each semester. Supports the admissions interview scheduling. 

Martha Lomeli

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
CI Department Administrative Assistant 25 years The department administrative support coordinator assists with the scheduling of course sections and faculty assignments each semester. Manges university coach contracts. 

Laura Rabago

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Administrative Services Manager 21 years Oversees the Tk20 system, sends out the Tk20 e-binders, collaborates with Coordinators, builds and maintains accreditation websites, coordinates documents and reports to CTC.

Maria Vargas-Guerrero

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Teacher Internship Program Coordinator 2 years Manages the Teacher Internship Program; processes intern applications; provides intern orientation; plans intern professional learning. 

Student Feedback

Credential Student Profile Survey 

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
3 Domains: Background, Interests, Supports. Administered electronically at the student orientation to gather information about the student’s interests.  To identify who attended orientation so the program can follow up those who did not make it. A profile to use for advising sessions. To identify the student’s interest to incorporate into their experience and make connections.  Yes

Journey Map

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
A journey map is a visualization of a person’s particular experience. Administered by paper or electronically by program faculty during the final phase of the program as a reflective activity in LEE 169s.  To identify major milestones during the teacher credential program. To capture how the students felt about the particular milestone the students identified and experienced. Journey Maps provide insight in understanding successes and challenges in a program, which lead to opportunities for improvement.  Yes

Coach Evaluation SRI STD-TCHG

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
3 Domains: Design, Delivery, Assessment and two open-ended questions. Student teachers provide feedback on their experience being supported by their university coach. Administered electronically during the last three weeks of the semester.  Individual coaches review and consider the feedback in strengthening their practice. 
Program-level: need to develop a way to receive the data in a single sheet that is de-identified to be able to look at trends and trends over time.
Yes

Course/Instructor Evaluation (SRI)

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
3 Domains: Design, Delivery, Assessment and two open-ended questions. Credential students provide feedback on their experience in their classes. Administered electronically during the last three weeks of the semester. Individual course instructors review and consider the feedback in strengthening their practice.
Program-level: need to develop a way to receive the data in a single sheet that is de-identified to be able to look at trends and trends over time.
Yes

Professional Learning Feedback Form

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Three Domains: Organization, Utility, and Engagement. Goal setting and application. Administered electronically at the end of a professional learning session. Used to understand satisfaction with the PL session, assess what they grasped, and how they intend to apply it (goals). Used to plan follow up coaching and the next cycle of PL.  Yes

Empathy Interviews

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
8 semi-structured questions; focus shifts based on the inquiry questions in the cycle intended to gather how a student feels about their experiences related to the focus of the inquiry.  Used to see the system from the user; to apply the findings to a fishbone and root cause analysis; to better identify problems of practice.  Yes

Mentor Teacher Evaluation

Description of Tool & How it is Used (when it is administered, how it is administered) Description of How Data are Used to Inform Program Practices Tool Currently in Use? (Y/N)
Not developed yet. Create questions that parallel the coach evaluation questions. Had collected this form before moving the the SRI system.  Data will be reviewed for individual input on mentors to determine their strengths and areas of improvement as well as program trends to help us understand how to better support the development of mentor teachers. Use the data to discuss mentor selection with our district partners No

Student Support Services

Center for Advising and Student Services

Student advising, transcript audit, degree progress, admissions, credential applications, processing documents for federal, state and local agencies, data collection, reports and record-keeping 

Office of Clinical Practice (OCP)

Placements and coach assignments, support to Coordinators and Coaches, processes and procedures, collaboration with stakeholders

Tk20

Tk20 is Fresno State’s digital portfolio for clinical practice where student teachers log their clinical hours, submit their assignments for initial and student teaching and receive feedback from their coaches  in the Field Experience Binder, and Submit their Site Visitation PRoject and Teaching Sample Projects for the Fresno Assessment of Student Teaching (FAST) in the Portfolio Binder. 

Canvas

Fresno State uses Canvas as it’s learning management system. 

  • Canvas Student Orientation
  • Contact the Academic Technology Resource Center for additional support as needed:
    • Visit them on the second floor of the Henry Madden Library in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
    • Call them at 559.278.7373
    • Email them at canvas@mail.fresnostate.edu

Teacher Internship Program (TIP)

 Teacher internship applications, MOUs, record-keeping, monitoring interns’ academic progress, facilitation of intern professional learning  

CalFresh

The Multiple Subject Credential Program has an approved exemption from the student eligibility rule so that our students can receive $250/month for groceries due to the fact that they cannot work full time due to the clinical hours requirement of the program.

Kremen Instructional Technology Center (INTERESC)

The Center provides support to faculty and credential students in the utilization and integration of technology in the curriculum. The Center staff provide assistance in design of instructional materials, but not limited to: 

  • Video, multimedia, and Internet-based programs such as streaming video and video conferencing
  • Consult with students, faculty, and staff in selecting computer hardware, software, and audiovisual equipment
  • Manage KSOEHD computerized classrooms and laboratories 

The Center also houses the NASA Educator Resource Center and offer NASA workshop for educators at no cost

Mathematics/Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI)

MSTI offers FREE online, interactive courses and workshops that review the subject matter content included on these exams. MSTI can reimburse CSET and credential application fees for Fresno State students. Credential students also receive financial support to attend science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education conferences. Students enrolled in a mathematics or science teaching methodology course can receive free membership in professional organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics or the National Science Teachers Association.

Bonner Center

Character education resources to support educators throughout the Central Valley who provide wholesome environments for children. Credential students participate in the annual conference as a professional learning experience. 

Central California World Language Project

The CCWLP strives to provide high quality, content-rich professional learning opportunities for K-16 world languages and dual immersion educators.  

Ensenamos En El Valle Central

Enseñamos Initiative prepares Latinx teachers who can serve students in bilingual classrooms in the Central Valley. Fresno State is collaborating with its two largest feeder community colleges—Fresno City College and Reedley College. Enseñamos collaborates with faculty, K-12 educators, and community educators to provide credential students and the community professional learning experiences.

Mini Corps

Recruits students knowledgeable about the migrant lifestyle and prepares them to assist classroom teachers in providing instructional services to migrant children who have a priority for services. 

San Joaquin Valley Writing Project

Dedicated to improving the quality of writing instruction in grades K-college in Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera, and Mariposa counties. 

SecreD Gardens

The SECREd Garden is an outdoor demonstration garden that will support the growing need for play-based outdoor learning, science experiences, and garden-based education while also providing a space for interdisciplinary research. 

Career Development Center

The purpose of the center is to educate, prepare and connect students for career and lifelong success. The Center offers resume writing workshops, career panels, and how to interview workshops for MS credential students. The Center also has a clothing closet where credential students can pick up professional clothing. 

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

The purpose of this office is to help students navigate the financial aspects of their college experience. They assist credential students with their financial aid, grant, and scholarship questions and applications. 

CARE Team

CARE Team is a collaborative effort to identify students who are facing significant personal struggles, in distress, or students of concern that may benefit from additional support or resources. By using a community approach to foster the well-being of every student, the Fresno State community can collectively build a strong and healthy environment. The CARE team supports faculty in better supporting credential students when there are concerns about their well-being. 

Student Health and Counseling Center

The center encourages the maintenance of healthy lifestyles and provides affordable and accessible health and psychological care. During COVID-19 response the Center specifically provided free COCID-19 tests to our credential students when they experienced exposure during student teaching. 

Learning Center

The Learning Center provides students tutoring resources, academic success workshops and supplemental instruction with peers.

Henry Madden Library Technology Lending

Credential students use the study rooms, research guides, computers, various technologies, and printing services. Kremen has its own librarian assigned to support our students. The Library also provides funding for educational research and practitioner  journals as well as the Teaching Channel. 

Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is an internationally renowned research center in the Henry Madden Library at California State University Fresno. The Center is one of North America’s leading resources for the study of children’s and young adult literature. The growing collection of 70,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, original art, and papers of authors and illustrators has an international and multicultural emphasis with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Its materials are available to anyone for use in the reading area.

  • Read about our founder or our new Arne Nixon Center librarian, Suzan Alteri.
  • Find out about the various ANC Collections.
  • Visit the Information for Researchers page for more details and suggestions.
  • Join our supporters and sign up for our newsletter.

The Arne Nixon staff assist credential students with exploring children’s literature, they host professional learning sessions with famous children’s literature authors, and engage in community projects such as murals.  

Fresno State Student Cupboard

Credential students experiencing food insecurity can pick up free food and hygiene products from the Cupboard. Students are able to choose from a variety of perishable and non-perishable items to take home to cook. Hygiene packs are distributed the third Wednesday and Thursday of the month.  

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