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Dr. Kathy Theuer is an Associate Dean and Director of Accreditation for the School of Education. As an Associate Dean Dr. Theuer oversees and teaches in the multiple subject, single subject credential programs as well as the Master of Arts in Teaching program for the School of Education. She also currently serves as the Director of Accreditation and leads the School of Education’s assessment and program review process.
Dr. Theuer is actively involved in the accreditation of teacher preparation programs in California. She is a member of the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and served on the CCTC Teacher Preparation Advisory Panel. She represents the School of Education as a delegate to the California Council on Teacher Educators (CCTE) and also serves on the board of the Independent California Colleges and Universities Council on Education of Teachers (ICCUCET). During her 13 years with Chapman/Brandman University she has developed and taught numerous online and blended credential and master’s courses. In 2011 she received the Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Education.
Dr. Theuer has over 30 years of experience in education at the school, district, county and university levels. She has served as an elementary school teacher, county director for math/science projects, beginning teacher support coordinator and national consultant on integrated thematic instruction. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from Miami University and holds an MA in Environmental Education from Michigan State University. Her Ed.D from the University of the Pacific is in Curriculum and Instruction.
Among Dr. Theuer’s areas of expertise are brain research and the implications for teaching and learning, project based instruction, and curriculum integration. Her research interests focus on curriculum design, blended and online pedagogy, program assessment and teacher leadership.