Eddie Partida has been the district coordinator for Claremont Graduate University’s Teacher Education Program since 2010. Partida earned his teaching credential and Master’s Degree from Azusa Pacific University. As a science teacher at La Puente High School from 2002 to 2010, he helped build the Science and Engineering Academy by bringing several STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based competitions to the school, including Botball, Team America Rocketry Challenge, and Solar Cup. Along with a passion for STEM education, his educational philosophy is centered on the belief that giving students opportunities to engage in authentic inquiry and creative problem solving are essential to improving education and ultimately closing the achievement gap. In addition to teaching select TEIP program courses, as district coordinator he helps train and support master teachers and works to develop partnerships with the local districts to identify exemplary teachers who will help usher CGU teacher candidates into the profession.
Introduction to Public School Teaching
Noyce Phase II Lesson Study
Innovative Technology: Single-Subject
Innovative Technology: Multiple-Subject