Ralston Hall

Robert FerreraRobert Ferrera, Ph.D.

Director, Multiple Subject Credential Program

Professor, School of Education and Leadership

Education History

  • Ed.D, University of Southern California.
    • Dissertation: Teacher Evaluation Based on Student Achievement
  • MA, San Francisco State University.
  • General Secondary Credential, San Francisco State University.
  • General Administration Credential, San Francisco State University.
  • BS, University of San Francisco.

Courses Taught

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Assessment in the Classroom
  • Trends in Curriculum Development
  • Advanced Curriculum Design
  • Seminar in Student Teaching
  • Oral Communication
  • School Law, Governance and Politics
  • Leadership Concepts
  • Financial Management
  • Research Methods

Research and Interests

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Administrative Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum (ASCD)
  • California Council of Teacher Education (CCTC)
  • Phi Delta Kappa

Presentations

  • “An Update on Rubrics, ”Celebrating Faculty Achievements, Notre Dame de Namur University, Spring, 2006.
  • Early Adopter Presentation, Spring Conference 2003- California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE), San Jose, California, April 10-13, 2003.
  • “Competencies and Challenges in Implementing SB 2042 in a University with Commitment to Social Justice, ”Celebrating Faculty Achievements, Notre Dame de Namur University, April 4, 2002.
  • “Redesigning Teacher Education Programs:Guided by Core Values, Accountable to Standards,” Celebrating Faculty Achievements, Notre Dame de Namur University, April 4, 2002.
  • “Strategic Planning for Shared Decisions,” Juvenile Court and Community School Administrators of California (JCCSAC), San Diego, 1999.
  • “Shared Decision Making: It Can Work in any Organization,” California School Boards Association (CSBA), Long Beach, California, 1995.
  • “Student Achievement in an Urban School District,” Urban Superintendents” Seminar, American Association of School Administrators (AASA), San Diego, 2000.

Publications

  • “Accountability and Assessment Alarms,” Leadership, Nov./Dec., 2005.
  • “Transforming Teacher Education at a Small Private Institution: The Challenge of Meshing Internal and External Standards,” Issues in Teacher Education, Fall, 2003.
  • “Are We Accountable”? Journal of Court and Community Schools, Winter, 1999.
  • “A High Student Interest Program with High Expectations”, Journal of Court and Community Schools, Fall, 1996.
  • “A Matter of Trust”, Executive Educator, January, 1993.