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Victoria Munguia: Winner of the William Randolph Hearst Outstanding Achievement Award
Victoria Munguia: Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award

Humboldt State University graduate Victoria Munguia, a Los Angeles native from an immigrant family, is a winner of the $3000 William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustee’s Award for Outstanding Achievement 2013. Munguia graduated in May with a major in History and a double minor in English Literature and Teaching English as a Second Language. She plans to take up a career as a history teacher upon completing a student teaching credential program this year. Victoria is enrolled in the online Single Subject credential program at HSU, which allows her to complete her fieldwork component of the program in a high school in Los Angeles while virtually attending courses at HSU.

HSU student Jennifer Robinson is awarded the prestigious DKG Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year Award
Jennifer Robinson DKG Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year Award

Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society for key women educators. Their mission statement: The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

An important goal of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is to encourage excellence in the teaching profession.  The Chi State Outstanding Student Teacher Award Program supports that goal.

Candidates are classroom student teachers under the supervision of a master teacher and a college/university supervisor.

Annually, each Chi State Area selects one candidate to receive the award. 

Elementary Education Credential candidate Jennifer Robinson, who is currently enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential Program at Humboldt State University, is the recipient of this year’s area 1 award. Area 1 reaches from the Oregon border all the way down to the Bay Area.

Jennifer Robinson has a bachelors degree from Humboldt State University in Environmental Management and Protection with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Interpretation. Jennifer will complete the requirements for a preliminary multiple subject California teaching credential on June 14th, 2013. Jennifer is currently student teaching at Union Street charter school in Arcata, CA. Jennifer is passionate about experiential education, the environment, and the future of our children.

HSU alumnus Jacob Bagnell is awarded the California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year, Senior Division.
Jacob Bagnell

Jacob Bagnell, a recent graduate from the HSU School of Education is now teaching at Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School in Boonville, Mendocino County. Jacob is a recipient of the California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year, Senior Division.

Gregory Manata knows firsthand the kind of difference just one teacher can make.
HSU students earns prestigious teaching award

HSU Student Wins Prestigious CSU Teaching Award
Dec 05, 2012

  Gregory Manata knows firsthand the kind of difference just one teacher can make.

  Manata’s high school science teacher in Paso Robles, Ca. recognized his interest in the biological sciences early on and encouraged him to apply to Humboldt State.
  Shortly after arriving at HSU, professor Mark Wilson observed Manata’s passion for science and encouraged him to become a peer instructor in biology. Manata spent hours developing lesson plans and finding creative ways to share his love of science with other HSU students.
  “I’d create Jeopardy-style games, crossword puzzles, any kind of engaging material to help the students learn the material better,” he says.
  For his commitment to student teaching and inspiring attitude, Manata recently received the California State University’s 2013 Crellin Pauling Teaching Award, which recognizes one outstanding student teacher a year in the field of biotechnology.
  “I think when a lot of people think back to learning biology in high school, they unfortunately remember yawning, sitting in a classroom and being bored,” says Manata, who was nominated for the award by Professor Wilson. “What I’ve learned is that it doesn’t have to be that way.”
  Manata, who received his undergraduate degree in biology from HSU in 2011, is pursuing a post-graduate teaching credential through the university’s newly-revamped secondary education credential program. The new, one-year curriculum combines online instruction with classroom training to prepare students to teach in grades 7 through 12.
  The 38.5-credit program includes a semester of observation in a local high school classroom, followed by a semester of student teaching. Manata, who recently completed a semester of observation at Arcata High School, says the hands-on curriculum has opened his eyes to the rewards and challenges of teaching high school biology.
  “I’ve had a great teaching role model in [Arcata High School Biology teacher] Cindy Condit,” says Manata, who will help teach Condit’s introductory biology class next semester. “What I hope to do as a teacher is incorporate practical lab techniques and inquiry based projects,” Manata says. “I want students to learn skills they can take with them into college and into the future.”
  Manata will receive the $1750 Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award at the 25th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium this January in Anaheim, Ca.
  Granted by the CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB), the Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award acknowledges outstanding student teaching by a California State University student in biotechnology. The award is named after Crellin Pauling, a former professor at San     Francisco State University, who was known for his commitment to training teachers and scientists and creating a scientifically literate electorate. For more information on the award, visit YouTube.
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Teacher Education Video

This is a quick video that tells about our School of Education Credential Programs. Humboldt State started as a teachers college in 1913 and that legacy continues today. Watch this video to see how we have brought teaching forward into the technological age while preserving our clinically-based programs.

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