Stephanie Biagetti

Contact Information and Office Hours

Stephanie Biagetti Contact Information Office Hours
Associate Professor
Eureka Hall 302
(916) 278-7845
Spring 2015
Thursday: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

*Office hours can be scheduled by appointment

Joined Faculty: August 2003

Quote of Personal Interest

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
– Marian Wright Edelman

Areas of Research/Scholarly Activity

My primary areas of research and scholarly activity include elementary mathematics education and Linked Learning. Within elementary mathematics education, I am currently investigating teaching candidates' understanding of academic language practices/functions and their implementation of academic language supports in elementary mathematics lessons. However, I remain interested in the development of students' mathematical thinking, the intentional implementation of mathematical discussions, and the use of student thinking to guide instruction. Related to Linked Learning, I focus on best practices for preparing single subject teaching candidates to teach in Linked Learning pathways that are designed to simultaneously prepare secondary students for college and career in a themed small learning community based on the 15 major California industries.

Courses Taught

  • EDTE 116 - The Psychology of Instruction
  • EDTE 314 - Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction for the Diverse K-8 Classroom (multiple subjects and special education sections)
  • EDTE 332 - Assessment Lab (PACT Support)
  • EDTE 366A/B - Single Subject Seminar

Previous courses taught:

  • EDTE 371A/B - Schools and Community
  • EDTE 386 - Secondary Mathematics Methods for the Diverse Classroom
  • EDTE 396 - Methods and Content to Teach 4-8 Grade Mathematics

Educational Degrees

Doctorate in Urban Schooling, Ph.D. – Curriculum and Teaching Studies: UCLA (1999)

Master's in Education: UCLA (1991)

Single Subject Mathematics Clear Credential: UCLA (1991)

Bachelor's in Development Studies, Minor emphasis in Mathematics: UCLA (1989)

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • 2014: Provost’s Research Incentive Fund Recipient: Sacramento State University
  • 2011: Outstanding Teaching Award: Sacramento State University
  • 2001: Outstanding Scholarly and Creative Activity Award: CSU Fullerton
  • 1995-1999: UCLA Graduate School of Education Department Fellowship
  • 1997-1998: Urban Education Studies Center Fellowship
  • 1992: National New Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • 1990-1991: UCLA Teacher Education Program Dean Scholar

Select Publications

Biagetti, S.C. (2014, December). Let’s Talk Math: Designing Productive Discussions in K-2. Interactive session to be conducted at the annual meeting of the California Mathematics Council, Asilomar, CA.

Biagetti, S.C. (2013, December). Posing Math Tasks to Target the SMP: A Look at Student Work. Invited mini-session conducted at the annual meeting of the California Mathematics Council, Asilomar, CA.

Biagetti, S.C. (2012, December). Using Student Work as a Window to Student Understanding. Interactive session conducted at the annual meeting of the California Mathematics Council, Asilomar, CA.

Franke, M.L., Kazemi, E., Shih, J.C., Biagetti, S.C., Battey, D. (2005). Changing Teachers’ Professional Work in Mathematics: One School’s Journey. In T.A. Romberg, T.P. Carpenter, & F. Dremock (Eds.), Understanding Mathematics and Science Matters (pp. 209-230). Erlbaum.

Biagetti, S.C. (2000, April). Teachers Creating Frameworks for Their Students’ Algebraic Thinkingg. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.


Last updated: 28 January 2015
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