Experts on "Teacher Preparation"

Carolyn Bishop

  • Director of Elementary Education
  • Interim Director of Special Education
  • Associate Professor

Carolyn Bishop was born in Toronto Canada. received her education in California and started her career in education as a sixth grade teacher. Her post baccalaureate education focused on curriculum, staff development, cognition, educational administration and online learning and thinking.

Bishop is serving the Biola students as the Director of Elementary Education and interim Special Education Director implementing her knowledge of quality teacher preparation and technology in the process of educating future teachers to serve in all parts of the world. It is her desire to ensure high quality educators are in all classrooms and that the integration of faith is an integral part of each student's experience here at Biola University.

Bishop's research agenda has been around teacher preparation, program design, environmental impacts of online education, and online thinking and learning. Her current research project is regarding teacher dispositions and how best to shape the practices of teachers to positively impact student learning. She has published articles on online thinking and learning and quality teacher preparation.

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