Leticia Rojas, ED.D.

Leticia Rojas, ED.D.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

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Leticia Rojas
Bio

Dr. Leticia Rojas recently joined the Brandman team and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education’s Secondary Credential Program on the Ontario campus.  Her background is in K-12 education, having taught English for the Los Angeles Unified School District for nine years. While there, she worked with other educators to create and develop a small school focused on interdisciplinary learning with a focus on law and justice.  She is a National Board Certified teacher and has served as an instructional coach for both English and Social Studies secondary teachers.  In addition to her teaching, Leticia is also a curriculum consultant for the Social Justice Learning Institute, a non-profit aimed at increasing the educational outcomes of young men of color.  Her work and passion for increasing the college access and academic success for youth extends to her research interests, which are focused on the teaching practices that impact Latina/o youth’s educational aspirations and empowerment. 

Leticia lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys time with family and friends, engaging in spaces with other educators, and listening to live music. 

Discipline

Single Subject Credential Program

Education

2014

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

California State University, Long Beach

Dissertation: “Unstandardizing Teaching: The Classroom Teacher as an Institutional and Empowerment Agent for Latina/o Youth’s College Access”

2006

M.Ed. with Secondary English Teaching Credential

University of California, Los Angeles

2003

B.A. in English and Psychology

University of California, Berkeley

Scholarly Activities

2015

Paper Presentation, American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL

2014

Paper Presentation, Universal Council for Educational Administration Conference, Washington D.C.

Teaching Presentation, UCLA Center X, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience

Present

Assistant Professor, Single Subject Credential Program

Brandman University

2013-Present

Curriculum Consultant

Social Justice Learning Institute

2005-2015

English Teacher; Instructional Coach

Los Angeles Unified School District