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3D-SPED Bachelors Degree in Education

Program Description
Facilitated Model

Learning Outcomes Overview


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square graphic The 3D Bachelors program for Micronesian students!
This Bachelors program is designed to increase the number of highly qualified teachers serving children in the public schools of the FSM.
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Within the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) there is an urgent need, to provide teachers with opportunities for acquiring a Bachelor's Degree. San Diego State University provides an Interdisciplinary Bachelors Degree program with an emphasis is training K-12 teachers.

It is the goal of this project to provide a high quality education program that will result in a bachelor’s degree for incumbent FSM teachers. This project is designed to increase the number of highly qualified teachers serving children within the public schools of the FSM through the use of a blended distance learning model that will allow students to stay in their current teaching position while completing all degree requirements without having to leave island.

Program Description

The SDSU undergraduate interdisciplinary studies degree is offered through the College of Education and the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

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2010 graduates turning of the tassles ceremony

This interdisciplinary degree has been specifically designed with coursework that will provide teachers with a strong foundation in teaching and education skills.

Courses will be delivered from the SDSU School of Teacher Education, the Department of Educational Technology and the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education. 


Institutional Partnerships

The partnerships among SDSU and local academic institutions has been invaluable in getting the Pacific degrees underway, with each institution making critical contributions to the success of the program. The local community college or Ministry of Education dedicate facilities, such as classrooms, computer labs, technical and administrative staff, and local faculty, who serve as facilitators. The local educational instution is also instrumental in identifying students for the program and assisting with the admissions process. This has truly been a success story. The degree programs are now being extended to add future cohorts in Palau and in FSM.

Overview of Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes are derived from the aligned standards of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE's) and Standards for the Teaching Profession (STP) for more info

The Facilitated Model

Critical to the success of the program is teacher training curriculum that incorporates practical applications within local contexts. Courses have been adapted to incorporate local context and cultural issues, particularly in the critical content areas of mathematics, literacy, and technology. The theory to practice approach can be supported by use of local course facilitators who work with SDSU professors to integrate local needs into the curriculum and determine ways to practically apply skills within the island public schools. Within the Facilitated Online Regional Model, the facilitator aids in assuring student success by offering organizational and logistical support, as well supporting localization and application of course for more info.


Palau 3D student practice reading assessment techniques with children for the course
Palau 3D student practice reading assessment techniques with children for the course

SDSU Program Contact:

Steve Spencer
3590 Camino Del Rio North
San Diego, California 92108




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