Beth Anderson Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Beth Anderson Smith is an associate professor in the Teacher Preparation Program for the School of Education. She teaches and supervises teacher candidates pursuing their single subject credentials and Masters in Education.
She has been a bilingual educator for 27 years, in addition to earning her Ph.D. in social, multicultural and bilingual foundations of education and bilingual teacher certification from San Diego State University.
She has taught, supervised and led professional development activities at all educational levels (K-12, adult education and higher education) and has had substantial experience with culturally and linguistically diverse students, families and communities both in California and Colorado.
- B.S. from University of Colorado, Boulder
- M.A. from Point Loma Nazarene College
- Ph.D. from University of Colorado, Boulder
- Technology in Education
- On-line and Blended Learning in K-12 schools
- First and second language acquisition
- Educational program models for English learners
- Secondary education
- Reading in the content areas
- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in the mainstream classroom
- Action Research
- Teacher Leadership
Anderson Smith, B., Herner, L., McCambridge, M., & Sieger, J. (2004) From Ryan to 2042: Phase I of the Longitudinal Study Comparing Teacher Preparation Program Models through Teacher Candidate Perceptions Regarding the Instruction of Students, Including Typically Performing Students, Students with Special Needs, and English Learners. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association(AERA) Annual Meeting, April 10-14, 2004. (ED490512)
The Effects of an ESL Endorsement Program for Secondary Teachers on Teaching and Learning: A Sociocultural Study of Teacher and Student Development. UMI Dissertation Services: May, 2000.
Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, A Professional Development Resource Series: Second Language Acquisition (CD ROM). BUENO Center for Multicultural Education: August, 1999.
Second Language Acquisition Teaching Module. Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE): August, 1997