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San Diego State University

Project CORE


February 12, 2014 - February 15, 2014
43rd Annual NABE Conference

Sailing into the 21st Century: Multiple Languages. Multiple Paths. Lifelong Advantages.
Project CORE's Dr. Cristina Alfaro, Alexandra Hunt and Rhianna Casesa present at 

May 8, 2014 
Dr. Cristina Alfaro Awarded San Diego County Bea Gonzales Leadership in Biliteracy Award

We are proud to announce that Dr. Cristina Alfaro, Department Chair of Dual Language & English Learner Education, was honored with the 2014 Bea Gonzales Leadership In Biliteracy Award. Dr. Alfaro was awarded at the 16th Annual Biliteracy Symposium on May 8, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in La Jolla, California.

May 16th - DLE Graduates of 2014!
May 16th was the date for this year’s department graduation. It was truly a special evening as our students celebrated the end of a long and rigorous journey. Among this year’s graduates were Single Subject, Multiple Subject, Certificate, and Masters recipients.

May 2014 - Featured Graduates - Jose Luis Espinosa Jr. And Luz Maria Placencia 

October 17, 2014
Second Professional Development Institute for SDSU Project CORE

On Friday, October 17, 2014 in an all-day professional development workshop, nationally renowned Ms. Silvia Dorta Duque de Reyes presented to the Project Core group of Bilingual Teacher Candidates from San Diego State University.



Dr. Cristina Alfaro Spearheads Department Redesign
College of Education Professor and Interim Department Chair Cristina Alfaro is spearheading an effort to redesign our Department of Policy Studies in Language and Cross-Cultural Education. 

October 24, 2013 - October 25, 2013

"Teacher Education, English Learners, and the Common Core: A Triangular Collaborative Model of Professional Development"
Project CORE's Dr. Cristina Alfaro, Alexandra Hunt and Rhianna Casesa present at CCTE Fall 2013 Conference
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August 26, 2013

COE Programs Making a Difference
Dr. Cristina Alfaro Spearheads Department Redesign
Featured in the August 26, 2013 COE Dean's Update Volume 7, Number 1

February 2013

Project CORE - Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners: Retos y Oportunidades 

By Dr. Cristina Alfaro: Featured in the Multilingual Educator for the CABE 2013 Conference

January 24, 2013

ACLU Pushing For English Classes For 20,000 California Kids 
Dr. Cristina Alfaro participates in an interview with KPBS regarding English language learners.


October 26, 2012

Common Core Standards: Implications for Language, Learning and Leadership Conference 
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A Conference for the State of California Education Deans and Faculty, County and District Superintendents and Administrative Teams. Co-sponsored by Project CORE: San Diego State University College of Education, the Understanding Language Initiative, and California Department of Education.

Contact Us

Administrative Assistant: Carolyn Saldivar
Phone: 619-594-1836
Office: NE 83A
Address: College of Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1152