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JoAnn Jurchan, Ed.D.

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education
CalTPA Coordinator
CalTPA Lead Assessor/Trainer
Phone: (619) 718-9655
Fax: (619) 718-9659
Dr. Jurchan’s primary professional interest is in preparing teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for effective instruction of middle and secondary students. This interest includes a focus on secondary content area literacy, critical thinking development, universal access, and theory and pedagogy for the English learner population. As a former elementary, middle, high, and adult school teacher and administrator in both the private and public arenas, she is dedicated to helping teacher candidates and new teachers increase their professional competence and teaching effectiveness. Her current research projects include teacher dispositions, adult reflections of literacy development, teacher candidate perceptions of English learner populations, and faith integration and the teaching and learning environment.


  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Alliant International University
  • MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Alliant International University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Highest Honors with Distinction, San Diego State University


  • Multiple Subject Clear Credential: Science and Math Concentrations, San Diego State University


School of Education

  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • TEP 517 – Clinical Experiences in Teaching Reading and Writing (7–12)
  • TEP 557 – Clinical Experiences in Teaching English Language Learners (7–12)
  • TEP 587 – Intern Teaching Seminar (7–12)