Entries by Shelley Vaters

Accreditation of Graduate Education Credential Program

Vanguard University’s Graduate Program in Education recently went through a four-day visit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to reaffirm the accreditation of its teaching credential program.  From April 6-9, 2016, the five-member CTC team reviewed all of the program’s standards and documentations, as well as interviewing over 200 constituents of Vanguard’s teaching program. […]

VU Alumna named District Teacher of the Year!!

RACHEL GIL OF VILLA NAMED EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR   Congratulations to Rachel Gil of Villa Fundamental Intermediate School for being selected SAUSD Educator of the Year for the Intermediate division. Gil learned that she had been selected through a surprise visit from Superintendent Rick Miller, and members of his Cabinet during one of her […]

TPA Coordinator

Graduate Education has a new TPA Coordinator: Jennifer Tuttle. Teaching Performance Assessment is an important part of student teaching. “As of July 2008, California statute (Chap. 517, Stats. 2006) requires all candidates for a preliminary Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential to pass an assessment of their teaching performance with K-12 public school students as […]

Welcome Teresa Dovel

Vanguard University welcomes back Teresa Dovel to Graduate Education! Teresa is the new Program and Accreditation Coordinator. Teresa has her M.A. in Education from Vanguard University and B.S. in Education from Abilene Christian University. She is well prepared to lead Graduate Education! Please give a warm “welcome back” to Teresa.

VU alumnus is in new Scott photos

VU alumnus Mike Newcomb, seen here in a 1957 basketball game (he is #11), is also Graduate Education’s Lead University Supervisor to our student teachers. Next time you are in the Scott Building, take a moment at the top of the stairs to view some of our university history and how alumni are still giving […]

VU Graduate Honored

A former Graduate Education student and now a teacher in the Fountain Valley School District, Katie Mullen, was recently honored by the Fountain Valley Rotary Club. Thank you Katie, for representing Vanguard University! The FV Rotary Club had this on their Facebook page: 2015 FV Teacher Recognition Program. On behalf of Rotary & the 13 […]

Graduate Education’s newest faculty member

Graduate Education’s newest faculty member, Professor Becky Spady, will be teaching the online MA courses starting fall 2015. Professor Spady received her Master of Arts in Education from Vanguard University in 2010. She has also been an adjunct faculty member for Graduate Education for the past two years. Graduate Education welcomes Professor Spady in her new […]

Kaleigh Esson, FVHS Water Polo

Kaleigh Esson, a Graduate Education student, was in the Fountain Valley Living magazine in the January 2015 issue! Kaleigh is the head coach for the Lady Barons varsity water polo team. Check out the article on page 34. http://issuu.com/lynnseeden/docs/jan2015_fvlm

Welcome Dr. Vivian Mun to Graduate Education

Welcome Dr. Vivian Mun to Graduate Education We are excited to welcome Dr. Vivian Mun as our newest tenure-track faculty member in Graduate Education.  Dr. Mun received her BA in Spanish and Linguistics and her MA in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She earned a second MA at California State University, […]

Dr. Jerry Ternes, New Graduate Education Director

We welcome Dr. Jerry Ternes as our new Director of Graduate Education. Dr. Ternes has been in the Graduate Education department for 12 years and previously served as Dean and Director. The Graduate Education department is thrilled to have him back in his current leadership role. Dr. Ternes will continue teaching the Advanced Student Teaching […]