IMPORTANT DATES

  Fall 2018
Cal State Apply Application March 1, 2018
Supplemental Materials March 1, 2018
Interviews

End of March, early April

Offers of Admission Early May

 

Affiliate Faculty

Mr. Greg Avakian

Director, Recreational Sports, Associated Students, Inc. 

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling & Guidance
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

BA in Recreation Management
California State University, Long Beach

 

 
“I enjoy all aspects of promoting the individual. Developing the whole person in areas from health & wellness to the strengths of personal leadership. I have had the good fortune to have strong mentors in my life and enjoy contributing in this aspect to both our student community and professional colleagues."
 
 

Ms. Robyn Claborn

Assistant Director, ASI Recreational Sports Facility Operations
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Guidance
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Single Subject Teaching Credential: Social Sciences
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History; Minor: Ethnic Studies
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

 
“John Dewey describes education as “…a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.” I believe that an educator’s primary focus is to provide a safe and respectful environment that cultivates opportunities for intellectual and psychological growth through social interaction and meaningful discourse. As an Assistant Director and educator at Cal Poly, I encourage my students and staff to think critically and feel comfortable voicing their opinions while also exercising understanding, tolerance, and respect of ideas different from their own.”

 

Ms. Jackie Duerr

Coordinator, Multicultural Engineering Program
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
 
Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Guidance
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology; Concentration: Counseling & Family Psychology
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
 
Associates Degree in Liberal Studies
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
 

"Learning should be that perfect mixture of thoughtful, challenging and fun. My goal as a professor is to focus on the individual regarding their strengths and interests so they can get what they uniquely need out of the classroom environment, all the while utilizing the class cohort as a group to discover new perspectives. Learning can also be circular in that I as a professor learn equally when interacting with students...I truly look forward to this. Through profound conversations in which we test our beliefs and learn about outlooks different from our own, we can help ourselves become greater culturally competent professionals."

 

Mr. Seth Igarta

Career Counselor, Career Services Department
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling & Guidance in Higher Education
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

CLAD Single Subject Teaching Credential: Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts Degree in History & Social Science
California State University, Chico

James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership Graduate
University of Maryland
 

“My work is empowering others to find who they are, what they are meant to do, and the avenues to achieve meaningful careers that are integrated into a fulfilling life. I'm highly interested in the practices that inspire and empower others in the achievement of their career and life goals, and am committed to supporting the preparation and growth of career development facilitators and counselors. As an educator and counselor, my highest aim has and remains to be, meeting the needs of learners and their success. My philosophy of education holds to a holistic approach, where positive individuals make a meaningful impact on the development of students. I believe in high standards and expectations, with clear and obtainable learning outcomes, which incorporate a variety of learning intelligences and strategies. I see assessment and evaluation as an integral tool in the learning process.”
 

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School of Education
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
805.756.2126
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