Paula Lane

Professor, Faculty Associate Dean and Chair

Paula Lane
Paula Lane




Stevenson 2304
Available By Appointment Only

Paula Lane is a science educator in the Multiple Subjects Program. She supervises student teachers in the field, holds the current Department Chair position, participates in projects linking the arts to elementary teacher education, as well as teaching in the Master’s of Education Program. She has also held positions as the Director of the Master’s Program, Department Assessment Coordinator and Director of Portfolios.

  • PhD Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Science Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2003 
  • Language Development Specialist Certification, County Office of Education, Sacramento, California, 1994
  • Multiple Subject Clear Teaching Credential, Science Supplementary, California State University, Hayward, California, 1980 (current)
  • BS Kinesiology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1977

Multiple Subjects, Teacher Education, Science Education, Supervision, Portfolio Assessment, Arts Integration, Qualitative Research Methods


Two years as Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fifteen years as a member of the School of Education faculty in the Department of Literacy Studies and Elementary Education. Appointment to the U C Davis CANDEL (Capitol Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership) faculty where she taught courses and served on many doctoral theses committees.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Lane, P. (2016). Cultural brokers and student teachers: A partnership we need for teacher education in urban schools. Perspectives on Urban Education, (13)2, Winter (2016-2017)