Courses Taught at CSULB
- SCED 401: A Process Approach to Science
- SCED 475: Teaching and Learning Science, K-8
- SCED 551: Science Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Models
- SCED 697: Directed Research
- SCED 698: Thesis
Research Interests and Projects
- Pre-service and in-service K-8 teachers learning to teach science as sense-making
- Developing collegial discourse in professional learning communities
- School-university partnerships/professional development schools
- Ricketts, A., Muniz, K., & Smith, J. (2021). Beyond show-and-tell: Generating science teacher learning opportunities through powerful PLC talk. Science Scope.
- Ricketts A., Ryu, M., Nardo, J. Tuvilla, M., Love, C. (in press). Science teaching and learning in linguistically super-diverse classrooms. In M. Atwater (Ed.), The International Handbook of Research on Multicultural Science. Springer.
- Ricketts, A. (2018). Analyzing the generative nature of science teachers’ professional discourse. In G. K. Kelly & J. Green (Eds.), Theory and methods for sociocultural research in science and engineering education (pp. 206-233). New York: Routledge.
- Ricketts, A. (2014). Preservice elementary teachers’ ideas about scientific practices. Science & Education 23, 2119-2135.
- Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (specialization in Science Education and Teacher Education), Pennsylvania State University, 2017
- M.S.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (Science Education emphasis), University of Southern California, 2004
- B.A.Ed., Elementary Education (Science content area concentration), University of Michigan, 1997
- 2001-2010: 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher. John Muir Middle School, Burbank, CA.
- 2000-2001: 5th Grade Teacher. Golden View Elementary School, Huntington Beach, CA.
- 1997-2000: 1st Grade Teacher. Golden View Elementary School, Huntington Beach, CA.