August 19, 2008
For immediate release
The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara is proud to announce that Tine Sloan has been named Director of the Teacher Education Program and promoted to Lecturer with Potential of Security of Employment. Sloan had been serving as Acting Director. UCSB’s Teacher Education Program offers the Multiple-Subject, the Single-Subject (in 6 content areas), the Level I & II Education Specialist Moderate/Severe Teaching Credentials, and an M.Ed. in Teaching. Approximately 100 students annually earn their credentials from the program.
“Preparing the best educators for the children and youth of California is one of our top priorities,” Dean Jane Close Conoley says. “We are very fortunate to have attracted a professional of Dr. Sloan’s experience and qualifications. She has already proved herself to be an effective campus leader and has assumed significant state level responsibility for excellent teachers for California.”
Sloan has taught courses in the Early Childhood and Adolescent Developmental program, in the Teacher Education Program, and in the Teacher Education and Professional Development specialization of the Teaching and Learning emphasis. Her courses focus on issues in human development, educational psychology, teacher education, and assessment. Tine’s primary research interests revolve around teacher education, particularly with respect to teacher and teacher educator learning, as well as to the role that policy and context play in this learning and in program development. Related to this is her interest in understanding, developing, and using valid and reliable assessments of teacher and student learning. All of her work is framed by her primary interest in understanding and advocating for the well being of children in educational contexts.
Prior to coming to UCSB, Sloan spent three years in Singapore as a member of the faculty at the National Institute of Education in Nanyang Technological University. She taught graduate seminars and teacher education courses in the Psychological Studies Division, supervised student teachers, and directed two research projects focused on children’s mathematical problem solving. Tine completed her teacher certification at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1988, and her master’s and doctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996.
[Tine Sloan is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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