Projects & Initiatives

African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) focuses on acknowledging, recording, retelling, and addressing African American graduate students’ experiences is important to their success in higher education. One of the key elements to student success is mentorship. From preschool to college, Black students demonstrate positive academic outcomes in environments where they are supported by healthy mentoring villages.

The Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) is a national research laboratory under the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University. We help community colleges surface and assess challenges to equity-centered institutional effectiveness, as well as develop problem-solving strategies and solutions.

The Developing Effective Bilingual Educators with Resources (DEBER) project is designed to facilitate the transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions for Hispanic students pursuing an elementary, middle or high school teaching credential with a bilingual authorization by providing them with necessary institutional, academic, and financial supports and resources to persist, graduate, and get hired in high demand and high-need schools. 

The Healthy Early Years (HEY) clinic is a nonprofit training facility that offers low-cost family, couples, and child therapy.

LEAPS: Leadership for Evidence-Based Autism Programs in Schools is a project explores leadership and other organizational factors related to implementation of educational programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The San Diego State University Mathematics/Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) is a collaboration between the College of Education and the College of Sciences to significantly increase single subject credential recommendations in mathematics and science.

To address the under-representation of Hispanic leaders in American community colleges, the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) is offering the Leadership Fellows Program to develop a pool of highly qualified Hispanics, and to assist them in attaining high-level positions in community colleges.

The mission of the PACS (Parents And Caregivers in Services) Lab is to improve services for diverse children, adolescents, and families served in community settings.

Our lab focuses on promoting family participation and collaboration with child service providers and organizations.

The Pathways Service Learning Office promotes careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education among San Diego State University students. Each participating student is placed at a local elementary, middle, or high school in a low-income community as a tutor. Students can earn credits and money while helping underserved communities.

The Project ACCESS Grant is an opportunity to receive financial support, advising, and professional development while pursuing a teaching credential. Our partnered consortium facilitates your teacher pathway with online coursework, affordable tuition, and individualized support. Let us help you facilitate your teacher pathway!

Project BEAMS (Behavioral, Emotional and Mental Health Supports in Schools) works to improve preservice preparation of school psychologists (SP) and special educators (SE) to serve diverse students with behavioral, emotional, and mental health challenges in California's public schools.

Project LEARN supports the development of Master Teaching Fellows.

Project MAINSAIL (M.A. degree Interdisciplinary preparatioN for Speech-language And early Intervention Leaders) is an interdisciplinary program for 16 early childhood special educators (ECSE) and 16 speech-language pathologists (SLP) with a focus on children with significant autism who are dual language learners.

Project PIPELINES (Preparing Intervention Personnel as Early LearnIng Navigators using Evidence-based Strategies) provides professional development and support to community college faculty who are preparing early childhood educators so that they have the knowledge and skills to teach students enrolled in their courses how to maximize the potential of young children with disabilities, including dual language learners, and provide support to families living in the diverse communities served by the college.

The Partnering to Unify Education Service Delivery for Dual Language and English Learners (¡PUEDE!) project will prepare36 fully qualified bilingual school psychologists (SP) and speech and language pathologists (SLP) uniquely skilled at interdisciplinary collaboration in assessment, interventions, and consultation for dual and English learner students with high intensity needs (15+21).

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Native and Indigenous Scholars Program (SHPA) supports the preparation of Master's level graduate students in school counseling and Specialist level graduate students in school psychology committed to serving Native American children with high incidence disabilities

Working in cross-cultural urban field sites and in partnership with rural sites with high Native American populations, students learn and use specialized knowledge to differentiate difference from disability, and to help design, deliver, and evaluate culturally appropriate pedagogical, psychological, counseling, and intervention services.

STEM Ed is an approach to education and learning that emphasizes an integrated interdisciplinary approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STEM Ed develops higher-level thinking skills by applying classroom learning to real-life situations.

Through fostering critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, which are all skills that students need regardless of specific interests or career goals, STEM Ed prepares students to be successful in today’s world.