Alicia Watkin, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education

Phone: (626) 815-2184
Office Location: San Diego Regional Campus
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Alicia Watkin, Ed.D., has teaching experience in both general education and special education in a public school setting, as well as teaching experience in higher education. Prior to accepting a position at APU, Watkin taught as an adjunct instructor at Lane Community College and Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon.

Before stepping into teaching in higher education, Watkin taught in the San Diego Unified School District as an education specialist as well as a general education English teacher, spending time co-teaching in both of these roles. This grew her passion for co-teaching and inclusive practices, which led to her desire to teach in a higher education setting to help prepare future teachers.

Watkin completed her dissertation at George Fox University in Oregon, researching relationships between special education and general education teachers who are assigned to co-teach. Her research interests continue to include teacher dynamics in co-teaching relationships, as well as effective teacher preparation programs, the ethics of care in education, and theology of disability studies.


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, George Fox University
  • M.A.Ed. in Special Education, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • B.A. in Child Development, Point Loma Nazarene University


  • California Education Specialist Credential, Mild-Moderate Disabilities
  • California Single Subject Credential (English)
  • California Multiple Subject Credential

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education


  • Co-teaching Practices
  • Co-teaching Relationships
  • Differentiating Instruction
  • Inclusive Practices in the General Education Classroom

Courses Taught

  • TESP 501 – The Art of Teaching I: Foundations
  • TESP 502 – The Science of Teaching I: How Students Learn-Educational Psychology, Neuroscience, and Theory
  • TESP 503 – The Soul of Teaching I: Finding One’s Place in the Tapestry of Education
  • TESP 511 – The Art of Teaching II: Pedagogical and Instructional Design
  • SPED 526 – Specialized Instruction: Reading, Writing, Math