My focus is pre-service teacher education, in-service teacher professional development and methods of encouraging adolescents’ interest in STEM.

Gilbert “Gil” Naizer, Ph.D.
Professor

  • Faculty
Curriculum and Instruction
Office
Sowers Education South 223
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As a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Gilbert “Gil” Naizer, Ph.D., is focused on pre-service teacher education, in-service teacher professional development and methods of encouraging adolescents' interest in STEM. He has served as principal investigator on multiple funded projects at the state and national levels and held leadership positions in several professional associations.

Educational Background

Selected Professional Service Roles

Select Funded Projects

  • 2019, A&M-Commerce Educator Preparation Continuous Improvement. Raise Your Hand Texas Emerging Partners Grant. Awarded up to $300,000 over 3 years.
  • 2017, Integrated Mathematics and Science for 4th-6th Grade. Teacher Quality Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,. Awarded $106,352.
  • 2016, Texas Teacher Residency Program (T-RES) Phase2: An Apprenticeship Model for Texas. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded $1,396,421
  • 2016, Integrated Mathematics and Science for 4th-6th Grade. Teacher Quality Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded $150,000.
  • 2014, Texas Teacher Residency Program (TRes): An Apprenticeship Model for Texas. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded $1,290,000.
  • 2012, Geology for 4-8th Grade Teachers. Teacher Quality Grant (continuation), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded $92,820.
  • 2011, MASTA Grant awarded supplement/extension for additional $150,000.
  • 2011, Geology for 4-8th Grade Teachers. Teacher Quality Grant, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded $114,400.
  • 2010, Improving STEM Skills for Rural Youth in Northeast Texas (STEM Skills). U.S. Department of Education. Awarded $100,000.
  • 2009, A&M-Commerce Math and Science Teacher Academy (MASTA). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Awarded $685,000.
  • 2008, Maximizing Motivation, Targeting Technology (M2T2). National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers program. Awarded $992,663.

Select Publications

  • Corp, A., Fields, M. & Naizer, G. (2020). Elementary STEM Teacher Education: Recent Practices to Prepare General Elementary Teachers for STEM. C. Johnson, M. Mohr-Schroeder, T. Moore, & L. English (Eds.), Handbook of Research on STEM Education; Routledge.
  • Hott, B. L., Dibbs, R., Naizer, G., Raymond, L., Martin, A., & Reid, C. (2018). Practitioner perceptions of algebra strategy and intervention use to support students with mathematics difficulty or disability in rural Texas. Rural Special Education Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/8756870518795494.
  • Fields, M., Regian, S., Sinclair, B. & Naizer, G. (2017). Perspectives Change on Stem Integration: Or Do They? M. J. Mohr-Schroeder, & J. Thomas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 117th annual convention of the School Science and Mathematics Association (Vol. 4). Lexington, KY: SSMA.
  • Naizer, G., Sinclair, B., & Szabo, S., (2017). Examining the Sustainability of Effective Professional Development Using a Workshop Design. The Kappa Delta Gamma Bulletin 83 (5) 37-48.
  • Marble, S., Kamen, M., Naizer, G. & Weinburgh, M. (2016). Our Journey of Understanding through Lesson Study. G.A. Buck & V.L. Akerson (Eds.), Allowing our Professional Knowledge of Pre-Service Teacher Education to be Enhanced by Self-Study Research: Turning a Critical Eye on Our Practice (pp. 177-191). New York: Springer
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