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Generation Global Cohort 

Team Leaders: Gina Vattuone (gvattuone@sdsu.edu) & Kelly León (kleon@sdsu.edu

Unique focus or emphasis:

Generation Global students are immersed in classrooms that reflect the demographics of San Diego County and prepare diverse learners for a 21st Century world.  Emphasis will be placed on learning about our community and on ensuring all future students are able to thrive in an increasingly globalized world.  Through an inquiry process, credential students will analyze educational and societal challenges and seek out solutions and opportunities, linking schools to their communities and to the larger global context.  By the end of the credential program, candidates will feel comfortable in teaching and learning for global competence, meaning they can prepare and execute lessons that ask students to Recognize Perspectives, Investigate the World, Communicate Ideas, and Take Action.        

Location of courses:

Most courses will be taught at San Diego State University and one course each semester will meet at a location in the Sweetwater School District.  

Locations of student teaching:

Generation Global student teachers will student teach in the Sweetwater Union HS District. Most student teachers will spend one semester at a middle school and one semester at a high school.  

Days/times (approx. schedule of student teaching):

First semester, Generation Global student teachers spend approximately 15 hours a week at their assigned school site, and must be available for student teaching between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM. SDSU course work is scheduled from 4:00 PM - 6:50 PM Mondays through Thursdays each week of the SDSU semesters. During the second semester, student teachers spend approximately 25 hours a week at their assigned school site between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:30 PM.


Kelly Leon