Appendix C: Program Capacity and Institutional Commitment

Single Subject Credential Program

CCTC Alignment Matrix

Faculty Qualifications

Faculty, Lecturers, and Adjuncts

Earl Aguilera

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 
Year Degree Granted May 2018 
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Learning, Literacy, and Technology,
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 149
Years at institution 3

Kat Biacindo

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Rutgers University 
Year Degree Granted 1987
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D, Learning, Cognition, and Development 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 152
Years at institution 32

William Garnett

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Year Degree Granted 2014
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D. in Special Education, August
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 158
Years at institution 5

Maria Goff

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Arizona State University
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 156
Years at institution 4

Lynette Guzman

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Michigan State University
Year Degree Granted 2019
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D. in Mathematics Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 149
Years at institution 2

Patricia D. Lopez

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Year Degree Granted 2016
Field/Specialization Certificate ph.D, Educational Policy & Planning
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 151
Years at institution 3

David Low

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Pennsylvania
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate PhD in Reading/Writing/Literacy,
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 156
Years at institution 8

Rohit Metha

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Michigan State University
Year Degree Granted 2017
Field/Specialization Certificate Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 152
Years at institution 3

Joe Parks

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Illinois State University
Year Degree Granted 1998
Field/Specialization Certificate  
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 151
Years at institution 23

Tony Vang

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Year Degree Granted 1997
Field/Specialization Certificate Pd. D. International, Multilingual Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 157
Years at institution 22

Jeanette Vestal

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2013
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 158
Years at institution 2

Emy Phillips

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Alliant International University
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D., Educational Leadership
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 158
Years at institution 3

Lisa Tompkins

Current Rank/Title Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific University
Year Degree Granted 2014
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Educ: Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses LEE 156
Years at institution 3

Faculty Qualifications

CI 161 Instructors, Supervisors, and Coaches

Rajee Amarasinghe

Current Rank/Title Advisor/Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Year Degree Granted 2000
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D. Mathematics Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (Math)
Years at institution 21

Neil Conner

Current Rank/Title Advisor/Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Year Degree Granted 2018
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D, Geography
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161(Social Science)
Years at institution 3

Alexandria Hansen

Current Rank/Title Advisor/Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of California, Santa Barbara
Year Degree Granted 2018
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., STEM Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (Science)
Years at institution 3

Ahran Koo

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Art Administration, Education & Policy
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (art)
Years at institution 4

Dawn Lewis

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Year Degree Granted 2002
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D. Creative Writing English
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (English)
Years at institution 8

Alison Mandaville

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Year Degree Granted 2010
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph. D., Kinesiology-Sport & Exercise Psychology
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (PE)
Years at institution 10

Emily Mason

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Florida State University
Year Degree Granted 2014
Field/Specialization Certificate P.h.D, Music Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (Music)
Years at institution 5

Tony Mowrer

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Temple University, Pennsylvania
Year Degree Granted 2006
Field/Specialization Certificate P.h.D, Music Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (Music)
Years at institution 5

Maria Dolores Morillo

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Columbia University, New York City, New York
Year Degree Granted 2016
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D.Spanish
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (Foreign Language)
Years at institution 5

Art Parham

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Wyoming, Laramie Wyoming
Year Degree Granted 1982
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D. Agriculture Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (AG)
Years at institution 19

Steve Rocca

Current Rank/Title Advisor/ Coordinator
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Year Degree Granted 2003
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D. Agriculture Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses CI 161 (AG)
Years at institution 16

Cindy Torrance

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1996
Field/Specialization Certificate BA, Art History
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 6

Roger Bergman

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1999
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Choral Conducting
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 31

Deb Brown

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Northridge
Year Degree Granted 1992
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Public Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 6

Stella Bohn

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific University
Year Degree Granted 1995
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Math Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 1

Juan Lopez

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Alliant International University
Year Degree Granted 2007
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D, Foreign Language
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 5

Eugene Shimizu

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1994
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Educ Administration
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 2

Tina Nakashian

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2003
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Educ: C&I
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155
Years at institution 4

Ricci Ulrich

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree MA, Physical Education
Year Degree Granted 1998
Field/Specialization Certificate MA Fresno Pacific University
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155A
Years at institution 4

Marty Zinn

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Texas Woman's University
Year Degree Granted 1991
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Physical Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155A
Years at institution 4

Yvonne Zysling

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific University
Year Degree Granted 1982
Field/Specialization Certificate MA, Administrative Services
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses EHD 155A
Years at institution 3

Facilities

Kremen School of Education and Human Development Building

Provides classrooms equipped with white boards, projectors, and speakers. 

INTERESC

Provides the INTERESC technology resource center that is equipped with computers, printers, and other technology needs that candidates may need.

Henry Madden Library Teacher Resource Center

Houses a collection of teaching materials for prek-12 grade classrooms. Center staff also assist students with locating teaching materials specific to their needs. 

Henry Madden Library Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature

Houses an internationally renowned research center for the study of children’s and young adult literature. Includes a focused collection on children’s literature written in other languages.

Staff Support

Ivy Fitzpatrick

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Admission Advisor 10 years General Admission Advising

Jessica McVay

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Admission Advisor 10 years General Admission Advising

Ana Espinosa

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Admission Advisor 8 years General Admission Advising

Renee Flores

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Admission Analyst 8 years Processes applications at time of admission

Sherri Nakashima

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Credential Analyst 25 years Processes credential applications upon completion of the program

Steve Rocca

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Ag Advisor 16 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Ah Ran Koo

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Art Advisor 4 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Alison Mandaville

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
English Advisor 8 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Rajee Amarasinghe

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Math Advisor 21 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Tony Mowrer

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Music Advisor 5 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Dawn Lewis

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
PE Advisor 10 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Ali Hansen

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Science  3 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Neil Conner

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Social Science Advisor 3 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

María Dolores Morillo

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Foreign Language Advisor 5 years Admission Academic Subject Matter Area Advising

Brenna Barks

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
OCP Program Assistant 5 years Clinical Practice Office Support Provider

Felipe Mercado

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
OCP Coordinator 1 year Coordinates the Office of Clinical Practice

Student Feedback

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

End of the Semester Mentor Teacher Surveys

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)
Candidates rate their mentor teachers at the end of every semester
Due to the confidentiality nature of the evaluations, the information is only shared with the Office of Clinical Practice Coordinator who follows through with the school district, if necessary!!  Yes

Mid-semester Pulse Check

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 short survey that will be sent to all candidates mid-way through the semester (October and March)  The data will be used to provide student feedback to the program stakeholders 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

Teacher Internship Program (TIP)

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

Chair and DAA of Department of Literacy Early, Bilingual and Special Education 

Faculty and Adjunct Lecturers course loads, teaching offers, contracts, record-keeping, support to faculty, coordinators and programs, course scheduling, room assignments, peer evaluations 

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.
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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.  

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