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Ruth Givens, Ed.D.

Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Phone: (805) 302-3457
Before arriving at Azusa Pacific, Ruth Givens, Ed.D., chaired the Master of Arts in Teaching programs at Wheaton College and Seattle Pacific University. At APU she teaches curriculum, philosophy, ethics, research, teaching strategies, foundations, and reading and writing. She is also the adviser for the single subject teaching credential at the Ventura County Regional Center.


  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Education Language Arts Curriculum, Oklahoma State University
  • M.T.A., Tulsa University
  • B.S., Tulsa University


School of Education

  • Teacher Education


  • Curriculum Studies
  • Philosophy and Ethics in Education
  • Research and Writing

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 505 – Advanced Literacy Development
  • EDUC 571 – Curriculum Foundations
  • EDUC 573 – Philosophy/Ethics and History of Education
  • TEP 508 – Educational Foundations and Classroom Management (7–12)
  • TEP 518 – Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing (7–12)
  • TEP 528 – Teaching Strategies (7–12)