For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
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Touro University California’s Graduate School of Education
Awarded Intel Grant

 (Vallejo, CA – March 12, 2013) – Touro University California (TUC) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of 10 Universities in the nation to be offered the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) grant.

Funded by Intel, and fulfilling its mission of Powering Up the Promise of Digital Learning, the grant will help to create online learning modules and digital learning tools to be used in the credential and Master’s programs at Touro using seven “Elements” courses designed by Intel. 

Dr. Pamela Redmond, TUC’s Chair of Graduate Studies, past co-chair and member of the Innovation and Technology Committee for AACTE, attracted the Intel’s invitation through the reputation she has earned for her cutting-edge work in education technology and innovation.

“The Graduate School of Education infuses technology and innovation into all of its programs. This grant will further those efforts and allows Touro to assist in creating the future of education,” says Justin Heard, Director of the Graduate School of Education at TUC. 

The grant is designed to create models of implementation for other teacher preparations programs in California and the nation.

Drs. Pamela Redmond, Karen Yoder, and Justin Heard will join colleagues from the other nine grantee institutions in Orlando, Fla., for the Intel® Teach Affiliates meeting, and collaborate in the newly formed learning community. 

To support alignment of the courses with the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge framework that is the foundation of the AACTE Innovation and Technology Committee research agenda, Intel will provide travel scholarships, mini-research grants, and most notably royalty-free licenses to their Elements courses aligned with the Common Core State Standards and in TASC Standards.

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Touro University California is a Jewish nonprofit, independent graduate institution of higher learning founded in 1997 on three Judaic values: social justice, the pursuit of knowledge and service to humanity. The university, home to 1,400 students, has professional programs in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, public health, nursing, and education. Faculty, staff and students have a powerful commitment to academic excellence, evidence-based professional practice, inter-professional collaboration, and active engagement with a global community. To learn more, visit or call 707-638-5200.