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 back to their alma mater.

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!

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The FV Rotary Club had this on their Facebook page:

2015 FV Teacher Recognition Program.

On behalf of Rotary & the 13 honored teachers,

thank you to the FVSD staff & the Donors!

Becky Spady

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 position!

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Welcome Dr. Vivian Mun to Graduate Education

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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, Los Angeles in Educational Administration and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from UCLA.  Dr. Mun will teach and oversee the Curriculum and Instruction cohorts for our Multiple Subject teaching credential candidates.

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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 Seminar course for Graduate Education students as well as the Senior Capstone Course for Liberal Studies undergraduates.

Faculty Diversity Research Presentation

Dr. Sylvia Kane presented the results of her Faculty Diversity Research from academic year 2011-2012. Dr. Kane shared her work on the Santa Ana Field Experience Project in which she led a field experience project in Santa Ana with her Grad Ed students. This project was funded by the 2011-2012 Faculty Diversity Research Fund.

Graduate Education’s newest member!

We have had a student worker for a month now and want you to meet him: Jacob Lane! Jacob comes to Vanguard from the high desert in So. California. You can read about him on our Community/Faculty & Staff page. We are glad to have Jacob as he does many things for the Graduate Education faculty and staff.

Welcome Dr. Terri Munroe!

Welcome to our new Graduate Education Assistant Professor, Terri Munroe, Ph.D.!

Dr. Munroe comes to us from Newport Mesa Unified School District where she was a teacher, English specialist, and professional development trainer. Dr. Munroe has successfully worked with training teachers at the district level, as well as through credential programs at Concordia University and Vanguard University. She has held various consulting positions with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

Please welcome Dr. Munroe to Vanguard!  We are blessed to have her teaching and mentoring our students!