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Cheryl Forbes

Director of Teacher Education/Lecturer in Bilingual Education

Cheryl Forbes earned her B.A. in Spanish at the University of Kansas and her M.A. and Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning at UCSD. She was a bilingual classroom and resource teacher in grades 1-6 for twelve years prior to joining the faculty in Education Studies in 1994. She serves as Director of Teacher Education at UCSD, overseeing activities in the preliminary preparation credential programs at EDS as well as collaborating in the oversight of advanced credential programs at UCSD Extension. Her teaching responsibilities at EDS have included courses in teaching the English learner and language arts methods as well as supervision of Bilingual Authorization candidates (Spanish). Currently she teaches courses within the first-year Ed.D./M.A. program for candidates in Teaching and Learning and bilingual methods for prospective elementary and secondary teachers working toward the Bilingual Authorization. Dr. Forbes serves as a member of the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and recently represented the University of California on the English Learner Authorizations Advisory Panel that conducted an extensive review and analysis of current teacher preparation standards leading to revisions in current practice that were adopted by the CCTC in 2012, including new credentials in Single Subject: World Language ELD and for English Learner Specialists. Her research interests center on language development and identity construction among bilingual children and youth, as well as the preparation of teachers for linguistically and culturally diverse settings.

Ed.D. in Teaching and Learning.
University of California, San Diego, 2008.
Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning.
University of California, San Diego, 1993.
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (Honors).
University of Kansas, 1976.

California Multiple Subjects Clear Teaching Credential with Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Authorization (Spanish).

Forbes' New Book

Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class, Grades 6-8
Kathy Melanese, Luz Chung & Cheryl Forbes
Published by Math Solutions