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About Dena Sexton

Dena Sexton is a Lecturer of Elementary Education and Field Experiences Director in the Department of Teacher Education at San Jose State University.

Positions

2013 - Present Lecturer and Field Experiences Director, San Jose State University Teacher Education
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2007 - 2019 Lecturer and Teacher Supervisor, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Education Department
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2007 - 2019 Lecturer and Teacher Supervisor, San Jose State University Teacher Education
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2005 - 2011 Research Associate, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Education Department
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Curriculum Vitae



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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present SJSU/Lurie College of Education Teacher Education Advisory Board, Member
Present SJSU/Lurie College of Education Bilingual Education Committee, Member
Present SJSU/Lurie College of Education Ad hoc Committee on Student Concerns, Member
Present SJSU/Lurie College of Education Committee to Explore CTC Revisions, Member
Present SJSU/Lurie College of Education Assessment Committee, Member
Certified Trainer, Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration
Member, American Education Research Association (AERA)
Member, International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT)
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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Milam-McGinty Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2010 University of California President’s Dissertation Fellowship
  • 2006 Regent’s Fellowship
  • 2005 Summer Research Fellowship

Courses

  • Student Teaching, Phases 1 and 2 (EDEL 143A/B), San Jose State University
  • Seminar in School Curriculum (EDTE 244), San Jose State University
  • Cross-Cultural Communication for Teachers: Critical Studies in Language, Cultures, and Narrative (EDTE 2261), San Jose State University
  • Health and Special Education for the Classroom Teacher (EDTE 294), San Jose State University
  • Learning, Teaching, and Schooling in a Diverse Society (Ed 205), University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Portfolio Development (Ed 208, renumbered Ed 295), University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Introduction to Teaching (Ed 180), University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Urban Education (Ed 164), University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Foundations of Education (Ed 203A), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Language Culture and Learning (Ed 270H), University of California, Santa Barbara

Education

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2018 Ph.D., Education Designated Emphasis in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Education Department
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2005 M.A., Education Designated Emphasis in Teaching and Learning, University of California, Santa Barbara ‐ Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
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2002 Multiple Subjects Teaching Credentials, Los Angeles Unified School District
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1999 B.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Sociology Department
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Contact Information

E-mail: dena.sexton@sjsu.edu


Publications (4)

Conference Presentations (11)