Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator Celebration


The Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator Celebration is an annual event that honors students from the College of Education at Cal State LA who are completing their credential programs. It also recognizes graduate degree students for exceptional academic performance. Special Recognition in Graduate Studies is awarded to graduate students who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher and complete 80% or more of their programs by the end of Fall Semester 2023. Additionally, the event will acknowledge outstanding fieldwork site supervisors and school partners.

You're invited to join us as we celebrate students, mentors, and community members who have supported them.

Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator

Thursday, May 9th, 2024
4:50 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PST
Golden Eagle Ballrooms 1-3
check-in tables will open at 4:00 p.m.

Event Program


The program is scheduled to begin promptly at 4:50 PM.

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Recognitions/Awards
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Post-reception light refreshments

*Program is subject to change.

About the Awards

Special Recognition in Graduate Studies is awarded to graduate students based on maintaining a
cumulative grade point average of 3.8 or higher, with completion of 80% or more of their programs by the end of Fall Semester 2023.

Students completing their teaching, services, specialist, or administrative credentials from:
Applied and Advanced Studies in Education
Curriculum & Instruction
Special Education & Counseling

We aspire to honor and commemorate the achievements of students who have successfully completed their programs from Summer 2023 to Spring 2024, marking a significant milestone as they embark on their journey into the field of education.

The Golden Apple Awards recognizes outstanding mentor/master teachers and site supervisors who play a pivotal role in guiding and supporting aspiring educators during their fieldwork/internship. These exceptional individuals exemplify teamwork and understand the importance of collaboration in ensuring high-quality supervision of educators. With a profound understanding of the standards, curriculum, and objectives of the preparation program, they provide tailored guidance to meet the unique needs of each student.

Dedicated to continuous growth, they stay abreast of the latest advancements in their field and integrate this knowledge into their mentorship approach. Their diagnostic decision-making skills enable them to effectively address challenges and foster the professional development of their mentees.

School Site Supervisors are recognized for doing an outstanding job this past year, in mentoring and guiding the professional development of our teachers, specialists, school psychologists, counselors,
and school leaders.

School sites are recognized for their outstanding commitment to our credential candidates.

Event Photos

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Stay tuned for pictures from the 2024 Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator Celebration!

We encourage posting celebratory messages and photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the appropriate hashtags. The following social media hashtags are associated with the event:

  • #COECelebration 
  • #COEDayOfEd (Day of the Educator)
  • #COEHonors (Honors Convocation)

Be sure to follow us on social media and tag us in your event posts! We may repost your photo. 

  • Facebook (College of Education at Cal State LA)
  • Instagram (@COECalStateLA)
  • Twitter (@COECalStateLA)

Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator Picture Album

Please enjoy previewing pictures from our 2024 Honors Convocation/Day of the Educator event. Congratulations on your academic accomplishments!!


The RSVP link has been sent to invited students. The deadline for RSVPs is May 1st. 

We suggest arriving at the Golden Eagle Ballrooms between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. Please ensure everyone is seated by 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival, kindly check in with the COE staff assigned to your program. Be prepared to collect your name card and seating information. 

Please note that guest seating is limited to three (3) guests per RSVP. We have reached maximum capacity for this event and cannot accommodate additional attendees who did not RSVP by the May 1st deadline. Kindly remind your guests that students and guests will be seated in separate sections. 

Yes, each registered student will receive up to one (1) parking pass. You can use this pass for yourself or your guests. We encourage carpooling. Please remember that you must RSVP to request a parking pass. Further instructions will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

Permit Invite Information:

If you have RSVP’d AND requested a parking permit, you will receive an email from [email protected]You must have an updated browser. If you have trouble opening the link, use a Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop. If you didn’t get the email, please check your spam or junk folders.  The permit is virtual, therefore you do not have to print or display a permit in your vehicle.

Should you have any questions, please call the Welcome Center (323)343-3704 (Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Yes! Every student who RSVPs will receive a certificate at the event. Students who cannot attend may pick up their certificate after 5/9 in the COE Dean's Office, KHD2069.

After the event, there will be a small reception just outside the Golden Eagle Ballrooms. All students and their guests are welcome to attend. We'll be serving appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks, offering a great opportunity to mingle and take pictures. Please note that the menu is subject to change, but we'll ensure a delightful experience for everyone 

Link to event photos will be posted here once we have collected and review them. We encourage you to post celebratory messages and photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using hashtags. The following social media hashtags are associated with the event:

  •  #COECelebration 
  •  #COEDayofEd (Day of the Educator)
  •  #COEHonors (Honors Convocation) 

Please contact the appropriate College of Education Office for more information by clicking here.