Kretschmer joined the Board in 2001. Dr. Kretschmer is a professor and chair of
the Department of Elementary Education at California State University,
Northridge (CSUN). He joined the faculty at CSUN in 1987 as a lecturer after
teaching science for several years at the high school and middle school levels
and serving as a math and science specialist at the elementary level. Dr.
Kretschmer coordinates the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation
Program for multiple subject candidates at CSUN. His research interests include
teacherís science pedagogical content knowledge, studentís alternative
conceptions and conceptual change in the sciences, and teacher education.
has a bachelorís degree in biology/science education from Oregon State
University, a M.Ed. in curriculum and the study of schooling from the
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Ph.D. in education, also