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College of Education, SDSU
Building NE 162H
5000 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1152

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The National Center for the Twenty-first Century Schoolhouse supports the planning, design, and construction of learner-centered school facilities through communication, research, and training.

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Gary Armbruster, cohort 4 Advanced Certificate Program Graduate, was recently appointed by the Lt. Governor of Oklahoma to be on the Oklahoma School Security Commission. According to Gary: I feel that one of the reasons was because of my CEFP designation, a positive benefit for the designation and for going through the SDSU program.

Join our Members Connect Community on the CEFPI website! Community title is CEFPI/SDSU Advanced Certificate Program Students and Alumni. This community provides Advanced Certificate Program (ACP) students, alumni, and faculty ongoing opportunities to network with, and learn from, each other. Come join the conversation!

Award Winning Design! - A graduate from the Advanced Certificate Program’s pilot cohort was recently awarded the CASH Award of Merit. The design was based on his first signature project developed while a student in the program. The AIACC, in partnership with CASH (The Coalition for Adequate School Housing) announced the recipients of the 2012 Leroy F. Green Design + Planning Awards. “Striving for realistic solutions to existing problems such as dated facilities, overcrowding, rising costs, and stringent budgets, many public and private institutions are embracing proactive, holistic reforms that integrate innovative teaching methods with more effective learning environments”, says Linda C. Lenz from Architectural Record. This trend was evident in the eight projects selected for their exceptional architectural and program implementation.

Congratulations on your outstanding accomplishment Chris. We are proud to name you as a CEFPI/SDSU Advanced Certificate Program alum!

Mike Moyer, a cohort 3 Advanced Certificate Program Graduate, recently received a new position as Strategy Consultant at Wells Fargo. According to Mike:

“I was one of 30 candidates for the job, and one of the 3 finalists, narrowed to 2 when another person dropped out of consideration. One of the things that was shared with me was that theyliked my approaches and answers to difficult situations when consulting with clients, and they were impressed that I had sought additional education and certification in an area of expertise. Ithought back to all of the scenarios that we discussed in the coursework for the Cohort and I continue to see places to apply this knowledge in my daily work.”

Congratulations on your new position Mike. We are proud to name you as a CEFPI/SDSU Advanced Certificate Program alum!

Recruiting for the Fall 2013 cohort of the Advanced Certificate Program in Educational Facilities has begun. More details about the certificate program.

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Advanced Certificate Program 2011 Graduates
The fourth cohort of students from the Advanced Certificate Program celebrated graduation at the annual CEFPI conference in Nashville, TN.

Congratulations to this group of educational facilities professionals!

List of 2010-2011 Cohort Graduates


Agile and Information-Rich Learning Environments by James Seaman, AIA, LEED AP member of the 2009-10 Advanced Certificate Program Cohort. Congratulations James!

Twenty-First Century Schools: Where Environment Matters!: An Interview with Dr. Cynthia Uline conducted by Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Associate Dean and Professor in the Division of Education, Molloy College, Rockville Center, NY and Advanced Certificate Program faculty member.

Improving the physical and social environment of school: A question of equity by Uline, C., Wolsey, T.D., Tschannen-Moran, M. & Lin, C. (2010). This article can be found in The Journal of School Leadership, 20, 597-632.

Student Perceptions of Middle Grades Learning Environments by Wolsey, T.D. & Uline, C. (2010). This article can be found in the Middle School Journal42, 40-47.

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