Kathy Theuer Ed.D.

SCHOOL OF Education

Kathy Theuer, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, Professor, School of Education

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

Education

CAMPUS

Modesto

Kathy Theuer Associate Dean

Biography

Dr. Kathy Theuer is an Associate Dean for the School of Education and oversees the multiple and single subject credential programs, the Master of Arts in teaching programs, and early childhood education programs. She has also served as the Director of Accreditation, leading the School of Education through successful California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation efforts.

Dr. Theuer is actively involved in teacher preparation in California. She serves on the California State Leadership Team, Center on Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), is a member of the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). She represents the School of Education as a delegate to the California Council on Teacher Educators (CCTE). During her sixteen years with Chapman/Brandman University she has developed and taught numerous online and blended credential and master’s courses and designed an innovative internship program for credential candidates. In 2011 she received the Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Education.

Dr. Theuer has over thirty-four 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. Her research interests focus on curriculum design, blended and online pedagogy and teacher leadership.


Specialty

  • Education
  • Curriculum Design
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Online Pedagogy
  • Multiple and Single Subject Credential Programs

Education

2003
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

1983
M.A. in Environmental Education

Michigan State, East Lansing, MI

1981
B.S. in Education
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Area of Concentration: Elementary Education

 


Scholarly Activities

2013
Designing Assessment Infrastructure

WSCUC ARC Conference, San Diego, CA 

2013-PRESENT
California State Leadership Team, Center on Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR)

 

2007-PRESENT
Board of Institutional Reviewers, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

 


Professional Experiences

2011-PRESENT
Associate Dean, School of Education

Brandman University

Oversee the multiple and single subject credential programs, the master of arts in teaching programs and early childhood education programs.

2011-2016
Director of Accreditation, School of Education

Brandman University

Responsible for the design and implementation of the unit assessment system, program assessment processes, and CTC/NCATE accreditation reporting and site visit.

2000 - PRESENT
Professor, School of Education

Brandman University

1998-2000
Beginning Teacher Support Coordinator

San Joaquin County, Office of Education

Coordinated professional development for beginning teachers and support providers.

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