Kathleen Fletcher Bacer, EdD


Professor Emerita, Division of Teacher Education

Kathleen Fletcher Bacer, EdD, is a professor emerita and creator/director of APU’s Online Master of Arts in Educational Technology program. Her expertise stems from 19 years of K–8 classroom teaching and nine years of training teachers in classroom management and manipulative math techniques. Bacer’s fundamental interests revolve around training teachers how to effectively embrace and utilize technology in the K–12 classroom, thus empowering the construction of knowledge. Her teaching models a belief that critical to any teaching/learning process is the ability to effectively connect with the learner, enabling them to transform the instructional delivery system into a personal educational experience. Her research and leadership includes connecting effective teaching pedagogy to diverse learning styles, implementation of emergent technologies, nurturing and sustaining dynamic online learning communities, and promoting cross-cultural classrooms through global learning telecollaborative projects. Known for her innovative and creative techniques, she has created a model for effective online learning environments with multidimensional designs.


  • EdD, Educational Technology, Pepperdine University
  • MEd, Mathematics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • BA, Azusa Pacific University


  • Pre-K–12 Life Credential

Academic Area

  • School of Education


  • Instructional Design
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Foundations in Teaching Strategies, Curriculum, and Classroom Management
  • Educational Technology
  • Online Learning Environments

Courses Taught

  • EDTC 511 – Foundations in Educational Technology
  • EDTC 518 – Global Learning/Cross-cultural Classroom
  • EDTC 524 – Instructional Design and Development
  • EDTC 526 – Practicum in Educational Applications of Technology
  • EDUC 540 – Essentials in Learning and Technology
  • EDUC 549 – Capstone Experience in Learning and Technology
  • MATH 201 – Mathematics Concepts for Elementary Teachers
  • EDTC 515 - Emerging Trends in Technology
  • TEP 410 - Methods in Teaching Math/Science
  • TEP 400 - Foundations in Education
  • TEG 500 - Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted and Talented Education