Department of
Curriculum and Instruction

Education Building, ED250

Department Chair:
Jacques Benninga

Phone:
(559) 278-0240

Address:
5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED2
Fresno, CA 93740-8025

 

 

J. BenningaWelcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction!

“Education not only is the means through which a culture is transmitted but also the means through which it is transformed.”

Curriculum deals with the various designs for learning, while instruction denotes the means. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at California State University is at the core of the educational process. We offer core classes in the Multiple Subject and Single Subject Credential Programs and a broad range of graduate study opportunities.

We are a vibrant group of faculty—excellent teachers and mentors and we offer practical, forward-thinking, technologically rich curricula that prepare future teachers and curriculum experts for leadership roles in educational settings.

Jacques Benninga, Chair

Department Overview

The primary mission of the Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) Department in the Kremen School of Education & Human Development (KSOEHD) is the preparation and continuing education of K-12 educators, particularly teachers. Coursework and field experiences are designed to prepare teachers who are reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers to meet the challenges of teaching in a rapidly changing world characterized by social, economic, and cultural/linguistic diversity.

The coursework offers students opportunities to develop and refine their understanding of the teaching/learning process while experiencing the best of the world of practice. Supervised field experiences along with instructional planning and evaluation techniques provide the foundation for productive and responsive teaching. In this context, all faculty promote teaching as a science and an art. Programs offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are identified within two major categories: teaching credential programs and master's degree programs.

Department Chair and Staff

Jacques Benninga
Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI)
Director, Bonner Center for Character Education and Citizenship
Office: Education Building, Rm250
Phone: (559) 278-0253
Email: jackb@csufresno.edu

Website: www.fresnostate.edu/bonnercenter

Martha Lomeli
Administrative Support Coordinator
Office: Education Building, Rm250
Phone: (559) 278-0252
E-mail: marthal@csufresno.edu

Monica Quintero
Single and Multiple Subject Credential Program Field Services

Administrative Office Assistant
Office: Education Building, Rm238
Phone: (559) 278-0315
E-mail: monicaq@csufresno.edu

Department Faculty

Arenz, Bernard

Office: Education Building, Rm 453
Phone: (559) 278-0037
Email: barenz@csufresno.edu

Behrend, Jean

faculty

Coordinator, Partnership Program

Office: Education Building, Rm 231
Phone: (559) 278-0235
Email: jeanb@csufresno.edu

Benavides, Otto E.

Director, Instructional Technology and Resource Center and NASA Educator Resource Center

Office: Education Building, Rm 481
Phone: (559) 278-0377, (559) 278-0379
Email: ottob@csufresno.edu

Areas of Expertise: Integration of technology in the curriculum, technology planning, school technology administration, technology support administration, technological professional development for teachers and school administrators, photo and video production, media production, mobile technologies, video conferencing, social media, distance learning, international relations.

Benninga, Jacques S.
Department Chair

faculty

Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI)
Director, Bonner Center for Character Education and Citizenship

Office: Education Building, Rm 250
Phone: (559) 278-0253
Email: jackb@csufresno.edu

Website: www.csufresno.edu/bonnercenter

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum and instruction; developmental psychology; character education.

Biacindo, Kathryn

Office: Education Building, Rm 250
Phone: (559) 278-0321
Email: kbiacindo@csufresno.edu

Areas of Expertise: Cultural and psychological foundations of education.

Bohlin, Carol Fry

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm 234
Phone:(559)278-0237
Department Phone:(559)278-0240; Mail Stop: ED2
Fax:559-438-6284
Email: carolb@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Mathematics education; professional development for math teachers; educational neuroscience; mathematics learning and teaching styles.

Education:
B.A. The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.H.D.L. The University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Ph.D. The Ohio State University

Positions:
Professor, Mathematics Education

Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative(MSTI)
Director (2007-Present)
California Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (CAMTE)
President (2004-2006)
California Online Mathematics Education Times (COMET)
Editor (2000-Present)
CSU Mathematics Education Resource Center (CSU MERC)
Director (2000-Present)
NCTM News Bulletin: Assessment Issues Column
Editor (2003-2004)
San Joaquin Valley Mathematics Project (SJVMP)
Principal Investigator (1990-Present)
Strategies for Teacher Excellence Promoting Student Success (STEPSS)
Co-Principal Investigator and Coordinator, Master's Cohort:
K-8 Mathematics (1998-2005)

Bohlin, Roy
Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Program

faculty

Co-Director, Teaching and Leading for Educational Needs with Technology (TALENT) Project
Coordinator, Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology
Graduate Program Coordinator
Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option

Office: Education Building, Rm 241
Phone: (559) 278-0245
Email: royb@csufresno.edu

DPELFS Graduate Group – Core

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum and instruction; technology integrated into curriculum; educational statistics; advanced instructional theories and strategies.

Daughtry, Jody

faculty

Coordinator, Single Subject Credential Program
Office: ED 339
Phone: (559) 278-0300
Email: jodyd@csufresno.edu

Firpo, Rich
Director, Teacher Internship Program

faculty

Director of the Teacher Internship Program

Office: Education Building, Rm220B
Phone: (559) 278-0246
Email: rfirpo@csufresno.edu

Website: www.fresnostate.edu/internship

Areas of expertise: K-12 School Administration

Lomeli, Jose

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm251
Phone: (559) 278-0361
Email: josel@csufresno.edu

Areas of Expertise: Leadership Development for youth through Experiential Education; Group Dynamics for Staff Development; Instructional Methodology; Pre-Service Teacher Delivery Models; Migrant Education; Culturally Responsive Education.

Mata, Susana C.

Office: Education Building, Rm457
Phone: (559) 278-0363
E-mail: susanam@csufresno.edu

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum and instruction, teacher education, sociology of education, teaching and learning in academically and linguistically diverse classrooms, sociology of the classroom, social organization of schools, and educational research and evaluation.

Moosoolian, Jane

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm100
Phone: (559) 278-0115
Email: janem@csufresno.edu

Nelson, Frederick

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm257
Phone: (559) 278-0261
E-mail: fnelson@csufresno.edu

Nyberg, Lisa
Coordinator, Multiple Subject Credential Program

faculty

Multiple Subject Coordinator

Office: Education Building, Rm233
Phone: (559) 278-0236
Email: lnyberg@csufresno.edu

Areas of expertise would include: science education, inquiry science, technology, teacher education, multiple intelligences, communication, and classroom management.

Parks, Joe

Office: Education Building, Rm243
Phone: (559) 278-0260
Email: jparks@csufresno.edu

Pham, Kien T.

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm245
Phone: (559) 278-0247
Email: kienp@csufresno.edu

Areas of Expertise: Math instruction for second language learners.

Quisenberry, Janine
Director, Professional Field Experience

faculty

Director, Professional Field Experience

Office: Education Building, Rm239
Phone: (559) 278-0257
Email: jquisenb@csufresno.edu

Schlievert, Susan

faculty

Office: Education Building, Rm449
Phone: (559) 278-0348
Email: susansc@csufresno.edu

Ullrich, Walter
Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching Graduate Program

faculty

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Office: Education Building, Rm455
Phone: (559) 278-0356
Email: wullrich@csufresno.edu