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  • 1. Azusa Pacific University Department of Special Education Orientation Meeting for New Candidates Fall/Spring, 2010-2011
  • 2.
    • Welcome to your Special Education Credential Program!
    • We are delighted to have you join us, and we’ve planned this Orientation Meeting to give you important information before starting classes next week!
  • 3. Agenda
    • Introductions – Meet the Special Education Department
    • Field Experience - (Track A) (Track B)
    • Clinical Practice – Clearance Process
    • Getting into your TaskStream account
    • Q and A
  • 4. Dean School of Education Dr. Helen E. Williams
  • 5. Department Chair Special Education Programs Mild to Moderate Program Director Dr. Nilsa Thorsos
  • 6. Moderate to Severe Program Coordinator Litzy Ruiz, MA
  • 7. Azusa (Last names A-M)
    • Dr. Bennet Nworie
    • [email_address]
    • 626-815-5056
    • Center information:
    • Azusa Campus, Office 151
    • 701 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, Ca 91702
  • 8. Azusa Last names (N-Z) Professor Becker
    • Dr. Ramon Barreras
    • [email_address]
    • Center information:
    • Azusa Campus , Office 151
    • 626-815-5360
    • 701 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA. 91702
  • 9. High Desert
    • Greg Richardson, MA
    • [email_address]
    • Center information:
    • 877-247-3462
    • Ask for Margie Wilson
    • 15283 Pahute Ave. Victorville, CA 92392
  • 10. Inland
    • Dr. Nancy Contrucci
    • [email_address]
    • 909-528-0925
    • Center information:
    • 685 Carnegie Dr.,
    • Suite 100
    • San Bernardino, CA 92408
  • 11. Los Angeles
    • Dr. Yvette Latunde
    • [email_address]
    • Center information:
    • 213-252-0962
    • 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1240
    • Los Angeles, CA 90010
  • 12. Murrieta
    • Dr. Blanche Cook
    • [email_address]
    • 626-815-2182
    • Center information:
    • 951-304-3400
    • Ask for Rose Theirry
    • 39573 Los Alamos Rd., Murrieta, CA 92593
  • 13. Orange
    • Jan Forsse, MA
    • [email_address]
    • 949-945-8354
    • Center information:
    • 800-272-0111
    • 1915 Orangewood Ave., Suite 100
    • Orange, CA 92868
  • 14. San Diego
    • Dr. Stephen Cochrane
    • [email_address]
    • 858-414-0634
    • Center Information:
    • 858-503-6971
    • 5353 Mission Center Rd., Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92108
  • 15. Ventura & Azusa
    • Dr. Craig Bartholio
    • [email_address]
    • Center information:
    • 805-988-1267
    • Ask For Stacy Hixton
    • 445 Esplanade Drive, Suite 200 Oxnard, CA 93030
  • 16. Administrative Assistant to the Chair (Dr. Thorsos) Erika Rios [email_address] 626-815-5373
  • 17. Administrative Assistant
    • Whitney Walter:
    • [email_address]
    • 626-387-5791
  • 18. Administrative Assistant
    • Ron Bejar
    • [email_address]
      • 626-815-5430
  • 19. Program Director CLAD/CTEL
    • Admin. Assistant
    Brandon Merritt Dr. Ivy Yee-Sakamoto [email_address] 626-815-5344
  • 20. Office of Student Services Student Records Coordinator (Clinical Practice Clearance) Cheryl Ward 626-815-5353 [email_address]
  • 21. Credential Analysts Audrey Strivings Lynne Stapenhill Wendy Ramsey Betty Elliott Ann Plumb By Candidates’ Last Names: D-H A-C S-Z I-M N-R
  • 22. Administrative Assistant to Credential Analysts Casi Ficken Kelli Starman Casi Castellano Kelli Starman [email_address] 626-815-5346
  • 23. Intern Grant Office (Intern Grant info, RICA workshop) Nicole Lee Cynthia Thomas – Program Manager [email_address] 626-387-5709 Elizabeth Olson – Records Coordinator [email_address] 626-387-5744
  • 24. Director of Graduate Scholarship and Grant Advising Chris Zeilenga: [email_address] 626-815-5479
  • 25. Instructional Technology Support Coordinator Debbie Deaville [email_address]
  • 26. APU and SOE Vision Statement, Mission Statement and Learner Goals (p. 3)
    • The Vision Statement
    • Developed by former President Dr. Richard Felix
    • The Four Cornerstones of Christ, Scholarship, Community, and Service.
    • The Conceptual Framework
    • Developed by the School of Education
    • Supports the Four Cornerstones
    • A focus on preparing students for professional service
  • 27. The School of Education’s Three Learner Goals
    • Three Learner Goals – from The Conceptual Framework
    • Ethical professionals who are able to understand and articulate the integration of a Christian worldview with their discipline in their communities of practice.
    • 2. Responsive professionals who practice reflective critical thinking in their engagements with diverse communities of learners.
    • 3. Informed scholarly professionals who are dedicated to collaborative and lifelong learning.
  • 28. Field Experience
    • 60 hours of observation required
    • More information on page 25-30 in your New Student Handbook (CD)
    • Questions can be directed to Field Experience Coordinator: Dr. Steve Cochrane; scochrane@apu.edu
    • Syllabus can be found at:
      • http://www.apu-specialeducation.com/
  • 29. Clinical Practice Important Notes/Dates
    • Applications for clinical practice in a non-paid internship or paid internship must be submitted to the Office of Student Services by April 1st for Fall 201l term and October 1st for Spring 2012 term.
    • In addition to the application for clinical practice, students will need to submit the following to the Office of Student Services by April 29 for Fall term and October 30 for Spring term:
      • TB test dated that will be current throughout clinical practice.
      • Valid Certificate of Clearance throughout clinical practice.
      • Proof of US Constitution coursework or exam.
      • Original, passing scores of the CBEST exam.
      • Original, passing scores of CSET
        • Multiple Subject, all three subtests.
        • OR if teaching in a junior high or senior high school setting:
        • Proof of passage of Single Subject Assessment Examination, all required subtests
        • Or official verification of completion of a CTC-approved subject matter program signed by the credential analyst at the institution of higher education in which the courses were successfully completed
  • 30.
    • Please contact your Site Coordinator with any questions or concerns – we’re here to help!
    • Welcome to your Special Education Program!