Department of Science Education

Julie Monet, Ed.D.


Ed.D. (2006) – Science Education, Rutgers University

M.S. (2001) – Applied Geosciences, San Francisco State University

B.S. (1995) – Geology, Sonoma State 

Courses Taught

  • NSCT 684: Earth Science for Secondary Teaching
  • NSCT 680: Research Methods in Science Education
  • GEOS 606: Graduate Teaching Assistant Preparation
  • SCED 342: Concepts in Earth & Space Science
  • SCED 352: Museum Docent Training
  • GEOS 102: Physical Geology

Research Interests

Dr. Monet’s research interests are in place-based learning, teacher leadership and the role of metacognition in improving learning in science. Currently she is conducting research into the effects of the Collective Instructional Leadership System (CILS) on the transfer of knowledge from teacher-selected professional development to their classroom practice for improved student learning.


Co-PI and Evaluator, Teacher’s Professional Learning for Inland California (Teacher’s PL-INC)
Award: $500,000
Improving Teacher Quality Grant, US Dept. of Education California Department of Education

Co-PI and Evaluator, Teacher’s Professional Development for Inland California (Teacher’s PD INC)
Award: $1,000,000
California Department of Education, Improving Teacher Quality Program, Teacher-Based Reform (T-BAR) 06/15/12–09/30/14

PI, Fostering Modeling and Model-based Reasoning in the Science Classroom: A Colloquium to Develop Consensus and Set an Agenda for Research and Instruction.
Award: $48,000.
California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC), 6/1/11–05/31/12

Co-PI and Evaluator, Teacher’s Professional Development for Inland California (Teacher’s PD INC)
Award: $1,010,000
California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) Improving Teacher Quality  Program, Teacher-Based Reform (T-BAR), 07/15/10–09/30/13

PI, California Subject Matter Projects Inland Northern California
Award: $ 57,000.
University of California — Office of the President, 07/01/2009–06/30/2010

PI, California Subject Matter Projects Inland Northern California
Award: $ 60,000.
University of California — Office of the President

PI, Course Design For Graduate Science Teaching Assistants
Award: $4,650.
CSU, Chico Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Spring 2008


*Monet, J., Gray, K. & DeBari, S. (released Feb 4, 2015). Earth’s Surface Processes and Energy Sources. Teaching Module developed for the InTeGrate Project targeting undergraduate courses for preservice teachers.

Kotar, M. & Monet, J. (2014). Teacher-driven professional development through the lens of participant action research. UCLA Center X.

*Monet J., Kotar M., & Hackett-Villalobos, K. (2013). Teacher-driven Professional Development through the Lens of Participant Action Research. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Conference Proceedings (pages 1457–1460),

*Monet, J., & Greene, T. (February 2012 ). Using Google Earth and Satellite Imagery to Foster Place-based Teaching in an Introductory Physical Geology Course. Journal of Geoscience Education, 60, (10–20).

*Monet, J., & Etkina, E. (October 2008). Fostering self-reflection and meaningful learning: Earth science professional development for middle school science teachers. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 19 (455–475). [10%–14% acceptance rate]

*Indicates peer-reviewed

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE)
  • California Educational Research Association (CERA)
  • Geological Society of America (GSA)
  • National Association of Geosciences Teachers (NAGT) (TED)
  • National Science Teacher Association (NSTA)
  • Reviewer: Journal of College Science Teaching

Current Advisory Board Member:

  • Gateway Science Museum Commission, Fall 2015–present
  • Liberal Studies Advisory Board, Fall 2015–present
  • ESTEEMS Advisory Board, Fall 2015–present 

julie monet

Professor & Chair

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