Amy Ricketts

Assistant Professor

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

Selected Publications

  • 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.