Welcome from Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Interim Dean
Welcome to San Diego State University’s College of Education. U.S. News and World Reports rates our College of Education among the top 50 public universities in the United States. As Emeritus Dean Ric Hovda noted, “This recognition is the result of our excellent preparation programs, innovative research, and collaborative partnerships.” Nonetheless, we are eager to build upon these strengths and do even more to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve, directly and indirectly. We recognize that lives will be influenced by the professionals we prepare. The quality of our work will influence the career trajectory for post-secondary students served by the community college leaders we develop; accelerate access to 21st Century technology for students and adults served by the technology specialists we train; influence the likelihood of graduation, college, and careers for elementary and secondary school students served by the teachers and administrators we educate; advance the well-being of individuals and families served by the therapists and counselors we prepare; and change the life chances of young children served by the early childhood educators we instruct. The faculty and staff of San Diego State University’s College of Education are proud to be among the nation’s best; however, we are committed to the continuous improvement of our preparation programs, our research, and our collaborative partnerships in ways that help ensure that we make a powerful difference in the lives of our students and the lives of all those served by our students.