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Marquita Grenot-Scheyer


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Dr. Marquita Grenot-Scheyer joined the faculty at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in 1988 and was appointed Dean of the College of Education at CSULB in 2008.  Prior to this appointment she served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at CSULB.  Dr. Grenot-Scheyer earned her Ph.D. in Special Education from the joint doctoral program at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Los Angeles.  She was the Distinguished Alumnus, Charter College of Education, CSULA in 2008.  Dr. Grenot-Scheyer has served as the Chancellor’s Office representative on two state-wide committees: The State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Autism Advisory Committee and the California Department of Education, State Performance and Personnel Development Plan Stakeholder Group.  She is currently a commissioner on the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting.  This commission is the new professional accrediting organization for teacher education programs in the United States.  CAEP is the product of two earlier accrediting bodies-the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).  Dr. Grenot-Scheyer also serves on the leadership council of the Long Beach Education Partnership. 


M.A. Education, CSULA, 1981
Ph.D., Special Education , UCLA & CSULA , 1990

Research Interests

Dr. Grenot-Scheyer’s current work is focused on collaborative teacher preparation models to support student access and achievement.  She is co-editor of the book, At the end of the day: Lessons learning in inclusive education (Paul H. Brookes, 2001), and has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of severe disabilities, inclusive models of education and teacher preparation.

Representative Publications

            Richards, C. & Grenot-Scheyer, M. (2007).  Guest editors (invited) Theme Issue on The Education for All Handicap Children’s Act (Pl 94-142), Issues in Teacher EducationA Journal of the California Council on Teacher Education, 16(2).       

            Grenot-Scheyer, M., Sramek, H., & Milorin, E. (2005, January/February).  On “keeping the faith and climbing one mountain at a time:” Reflections of two mothers on their children’s educational journeys.  TASH Connections, 20-23.

            Grenot-Scheyer, M. & Coots, J.J. (2004).  Guest editors (invited), Theme Issue on Special Education.  Issues in Teacher EducationA Journal of the California Council on Teacher Education, 13(1).

            Grenot-Scheyer, M., Coots, J.J., & Bishop-Smith, K. (2004).  A consideration of what educational faculty need to know and be able to do: Federal and state policies and best practices for collaborative preparation programs. Theme Issue on Special Education, Issues in Teacher EducationA Journal of the California Council on Teacher Education, 13(1) 95-114.

            Grenot-Scheyer, M. (2004).  Friendships and other social relationships of children with and without disabilities: Considerations and strategies for families and school personnel.  TASH Connections, On-line Newsletter (Invited paper), www.tash.org, Baltimore, MD.

            Grenot-Scheyer, M., Fisher, M., & Staub, D. (2001). At the end of the day: Lessons learned in inclusive education.  Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.           

            Grenot-Scheyer, M., Spinkston, D. & Woods, J. (2001).  Inclusive schools: Good for families.  National Institute for Urban School Improvement, Education Development Center

            Meyer, L.M., Park, H.S., Grenot-Scheyer, M., Schwartz, I.S., & Harry, B. (1998).  Making friends: The influences of culture and development.  Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Campus Leadership

Dean, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach, (CSULB) 12/08 to present.  Responsibilities include leadership and management of the following: College budget and academic planning; Faculty recruitment and development; Unit assessment system and assessment office; Accreditation and program review; Development and fundraising; Support of PK-18 collaboration in the Long Beach Community Partnership and other articulation and collaboration activities with school districts and community colleges; Facilities management; Public and community relations; Ed. D. program in Educational Leadership; The Math and Science Teacher Initiative; and Chair, Veffie M. Jones Endowment.

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), 6/01 to 12/08. Responsibilities include: Coordination of graduate programs and supervision of graduate office staff; Coordination of enrollment management efforts across all three departments; Coordination of curriculum review process in the college; Oversight and support of faculty searches, and scholarships; Supervision of college wide recruitment efforts; Participation in articulation activities with communities colleges; Support of pre-K-18 collaboration in the Long Beach Community Partnership and other school districts; and completion of other responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.

Project Director, Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI), 1/06 to present. Responsibilities include oversight and management of a project to increase math and science teachers. This important initiative is in response to the national shortage of qualified teachers in these areas. In collaboration with administrators, faculty, and staff from the Colleges of Education and Natural Science and Mathematics, and Cerritos Community College, targeted actions are aimed at attracting and supporting interested students to earn the necessary credentials.

Program Coordinator, CSULB, Education Specialist Credential Program, 9/96 to 6/01. Responsibilities include program development, implementation, and application, student services, and coordination of faculty and advisory meetings. Responsibilities also include development of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) & NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education) program document in response to new teacher preparation standards and the development of an internship program in special education.

Program Coordinator, CSULB, Master’s Program in Special Education, 9/99 to 6/01. Responsibilities include program development, implementation and evaluation, student advisement, and development and coordination of comprehensive exams and thesis study.

Project Director, Consortium for Collaborative Research On Social Relationships: Inclusive Schools and Communities for Children and Youth with Diverse Abilities, 9/92 to 10/97. Responsible for development and implementation of a series of longitudinal studies investigating the relationships of children and youth with and without severe disabilities in inclusive educational settings. This U.S. Department of Education grant was a five year research institute in collaboration with Syracuse University, University of Miami, California State University, Sacramento, and the University of Washington.

Project CoDirector, IMPACT/TEACH, CSULB, 9/91 to 6/93. Responsible for support and information to students from underrepresented groups interested in a teaching career in this California State University Chancellor funded project.

Current Projects

Dr. Grenot-Scheyer's current work is focused in three areas: Collaborative Teacher Preparation, Inclusive Models of Education and Collaboration with families.