Kathryn Theuer, Ed.D.

Kathryn Theuer, Ed.D.

Associate Dean and Professor


P (209) 550-4511

Kathy Theuer

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.

  • Multiple Subject Credential Program
  • Single Subject Credential Program
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Arts in Education
Scholarly Activities

Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Leadership Training

WSCUC ARC Conference : Co- Presenter
The ABC’s of Course Embedded Assessment (2012)
Engaging Students with Assessment through Digital Portfolios (2013)
Leveraging Technology to Gather, Analyze, and Use Assessment Data for Program Improvement,( 2013)
Designing an Assessment Infrastructure (2013)

SLOAN C Conference: Co-Presenter
Blending with Adjuncts: Curriculum Design with Adjuncts (2010)

Stanislaus County Children & Families Commission Conference: Keynote Address
The Early Growing Season: How to Nurture Brain Power in Young Children (2010)

Author of Chapter in 4-5-6 Teach it so it Sticks: Motivation, Engagement and Mastery(2008), California Reading Association


Professional Experience

Dr.Theuer has been in the field of education for 30 years:  17 years in the K-12 public schools and 13 years at Chapman/Brandman University