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Becky Sumbera

Becky Sumbera

Full Time Lecturer, Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor
Teacher Education and Foundation
Office Phone(909) 537-4413
Office LocationCE-249

Office Hours

Monday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Dr. Becky Sumbera joins CSUSB as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Single Subject Program since Fall 2019 in the Teacher Education and Foundations Department in the College of Education. From 2017-2019 she was a full-time lecturer in the Educational Leadership and Technology Department. Prior to coming to CSUSB, Dr. Sumbera was an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and Walden University, and spent 27 years in K-12 Education as a County, District, and Site Administrator, and Teacher. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University, a Master in Education and Administration, and three bachelors in Political Science, Sociology, and Physical Education.
Dr. Sumbera served in K-12 education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels of schooling.  As a practitioner, she has experience in public, charter, and non-public school settings.  Dr. Sumbera is active within her field and is currently the Treasurer/Secretary for California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) and a member of CSUSB Faculty Advisory Board.


Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration, & Policy, Pepperdine University
Masters in Education, National University
Clear Administration Credential, National University
Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education and supplemental authorizations in Sociology and U.S. Government & Civics, National University
B.S. in Physical Education, California State University of Sacramento
B.A. in Sociology, Pepperdine University
B.A. in Political Science, Pepperdine University


2019-Present President for California Association of Professors of Education Administration

2018 President-Elect for California Association of Professors of Education Administration
2018 Faculty Advisor Board

2017 Secretary/Treasurer for California Association of Professors of Education Administration


Doctorate in Educational Leadership

  • EDDL 7902: Leadership and Educational Reform


MA in Education

  • EMAT 6015: Leadership in Education


Teacher Education and Foundations

  • ESEC 407: Secondary School Teaching
  • ESEC 506 (E, F, L, M, & P): Curriculum and Instruction in the Content Areas
  • ESEC 550A: Student Teaching Experience
  • ESEC 6001: Classroom Management & Pedagogy
  • ESEC 6002: Educational Equity and Advocacy
  • ESEC 6055: Intern Seminar 1
  • ESEC 6056: Intern Seminar 2

Educational Administration Program

  • EADM 607: Culture, Policy, & Communication In Diverse Society
  • EADM 610: Supervision & Evaluation of Teachers
  • EADM 620: Practicum in Education Administration
  • EADM 622: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • EADM 621A: Fieldwork in Educational Administration I
  • EADM 621B: Fieldwork in Educational Administration II
  • EADM 626A: Issues and Trends in School Administration - School Reform
  • EADM 626B: Issues and Trends in School Administration - Public Relations and Communications


School Reform, Instructional Practices, Cognitive Coaching, DataTeams, Collaborative Teams, Cultural Proficiency, and Equity-driven Leadership

Research and Teaching Interests

Educational social-cognitive, behavioral, and psychological constructs for achievement
and interventions, motivation and engagement, and instructional practices; At-risk
Students; Equity and Social Justice; and the Impact of District and School leadership
practices and structures.