Appendix C: Program Capacity and Institutional Commitment

Education Specialist Credential Program

CCTC Alignment Matrix:M/M and M/S

Faculty Qualifications

Christina Bosch

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Year Degree Granted 2021
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 235
SPED 246
Years at institution 1

Dana Powell

Current Rank/Title Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of New Mexico
Year Degree Granted 1990
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 243
SPED 298
Years at institution 28

Kimberly Coy

Current Rank/Title Associate Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Washington State University
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120 
SPED 136
SPED 243
SPED 236
SPED 298
Years at institution 6

Kristina Rios

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Year Degree Granted 2020
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 233
SPED 235
Years at institution 1

Michael Mahoney

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Washington, Seattle
Year Degree Granted 2019
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120 
SPED 130
SPED 219
SPED 298
Years at institution 3

William Garnett

Current Rank/Title Assistant Professor
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Year Degree Granted 2014
Field/Specialization Certificate Ph.D., Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 176
SPED 233
SPED 298
Years at institution 6

Cheryl McDonald

Current Rank/Title Full Time Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted  
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120
SPED 160F
SPED 171
SPED 172
SPED 175
SPED 176
SPED 235
SPED 236
SPED 246
Years at institution 26

Chrystal Swart

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2019
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120
SPED 125
SPED 130
SPED 136
Years at institution 2

Emy Lopez-Phillips

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Alliant International University
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D, Educational Leadership and Management 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 158
SPED 258
Years at institution 2

Jeannette Vestal

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2013
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120
SPED 130
SPED 145
SPED 158 
SPED 246
Years at institution 6

Karen Dockery

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted  
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 172
SPED 176
SPED 235
SPED 236
Years at institution 9

Kathy Wandler

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree Northcentral University
Year Degree Granted 2015
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D, Northcentral University 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 236
SPED 219
SPED 247
SPED 146
SPED 179
Years at institution 14

Lisa McPhetridge

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree National University
Year Degree Granted 2007
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
[Mild/Moderate Disabilities]
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 158
SPED 179
Years at institution 2

Sandra Richardson

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted  
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
[Mild/Moderate Disabilities]
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120
SPED 136
SPED 176
SPED 235
Years at institution 4

Tangee Pinheiro

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2010
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Administration, Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 120
SPED 156
SPED 219
SPED 246
Years at institution 13

Vang Thao

Current Rank/Title Adjunct Lecturer
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2013
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education; Administration and Supervision 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 125
SPED 179
Years at institution 2

Faculty Qualifications

Clinical Supervisors/Coaches

Barbara Williford

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted  
Field/Specialization Certificate Masters in Education: Counseling 
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED171
SPED 172,
SPED 175,
SPED 176
SPED 160f
Years at institution 5

Deborah Folmer

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1990
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 160F
SPED 171
SPED 172
SPED 175
Years at institution 2

Geoffrey Tiftick

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree Fresno Pacific University
Year Degree Granted 1999
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Administrative Services
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 171
SPED 176
Years at institution 2

Karla Dyar

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1984
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 160F, 
SPED 171, 
SPED 172
SPED 175
SPED 176
Years at institution 7

Joanie Muse

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fullerton
Year Degree Granted 1985
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 160F
SPED 171
SPED 175
Years at institution 3

Patricia Lewis

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1988
Field/Specialization Certificate Bachelor of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 160F
SPED 171
SPED 172
SPED 175
SPED 176
Years at institution 10

Shelley Franco

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1991
Field/Specialization Certificate Master’s in Counseling and Student Services
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 171
SPED 175
SPED 160f
Years at institution 2

Sina Shamp

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) N
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 1976
Field/Specialization Certificate Master of Arts in Special Education
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 160F, 
SPED 171, 
SPED 172
SPED 175
SPED 176
Years at institution 13

Tracy Smith

Current Rank/Title Coach
Terminal Degree (Y/N) Y
Institution Granting Degree California State University, Fresno
Year Degree Granted 2010
Field/Specialization Certificate Ed.D, Educational Leadership
Related Qualifications Link to CV
Course numbers of regularly assigned courses SPED 171
SPED 172
SPED 175
SPED 176
Years at institution 10

Facilities

Kremen School of Education and Human Development

This is a five story state-of-the-art building that includes clinical areas, computer lab classrooms, micro-teaching laboratories and a resource center on the fourth floor (INTERESC) equipped with computers.

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
Department Administrative Assistant 2 years The department administrative support coordinator assists with the scheduling of course sections and faculty assignments each semester.

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

Role Length of Time in Position Description of Support Provided to Program
Program Assistant, Internships 2 years Provides support for students and faculty involved in the Internship Program, including the following: processes teacher internship applications, collects MOUs, keeps records, monitors interns’ academic progress, facilitates intern professional learning

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

Student Programmatic Feedback

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)

We would like to create a tool that would be executed in 4 parts. One before the students start their first semester, and then one before each of the other 2 semesters, and one at the end of the program. The survey tool would look at the categories of:

  • Student expectations of the program
  • Student feelings of competency in the program for getting ready to teach.
  • Student competency expectations of the TPE’s in the new program.
Program-level: will be used as we enact, gather data on, and consider the effectiveness of new curriculum changes  Yes

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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