Chris Nicholas Boosalis, Ph.D.

Professor, Teacher Education

Contact Information

Building Location: Demergasso-Bava Hall
See Building #21: Map

Office Location: DBH 318 - See Map

Phone: (209) 667-3045

E-mail: cboosalis@csustan.edu

    TPA Video Tutorials and Materials

    How-To Vids for Taskstream

    Experience

    Instructor of ESL and Business Writing - 9/96-8/99

    The American Graduate School of International Management; Glendale, Arizona

    Editor, ‘Ask the TJ’ featured in TESOL Journal - 1997,1998

    High School/Middle School English Literature - 6/93-3/95

    Manizales, Colombia

    Books

    Boosalis, C. (2006) Beating the CSET! Methods, Strategies, and Multiple Subjects Content for Beating the California Subject Exams for Teachers. Boston: Pearson Education.

    Boosalis, C. (2006). Methods, Strategies, and Elementary Content for Beating AEPA, TEXES, OSAT, NYSTCE, MTEL, MSAT, PRAXIS, FTCE, PLACE, MTTC, and ICTS. Boston: Pearson Education.

    Boosalis, C. (2005). Beating the CSET! Methods, Strategies, and Content for Beating the California Subject Exams for Teachers, Subtests One – Three (English Language Arts). Boston: Pearson Education.

    Boosalis, C. (2004). Beating Them All! Thirty Days to a Magic Score on Any Exam of Elementary Literacy Instruction. Boston: Pearson Education.

    Boosalis, C. (2003). Beating the RICA: Thirty Days to a Passing Score Using Gunning’s Creating Literacy Instruction for all Children. Boston: Pearson

    Boosalis, C. (2003). Beating the RICA: Thirty Days to a Passing Score Using Vacca’s Reading and Learning to Read. Boston: Pearson.

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Boosalis, C., Taghavian, A., and Myrhe, O. (2004).”Designing Programmatic and Curricular Options for Students Facing RICA: The Role of CBEST Scores.” The California Reader.

    Boosalis, C. (2003). “Effective Procedures for Managing Time and the Constructed Response Portion of the California Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA).” The California Reader.

    Boosalis, C. (2003). “Constructing Effective Responses to the Written Portions of the Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination (OPTE).” The Oklahoma Reader.

    Boosalis, C. (1998). “Demystifying Business Writing for English as a Second Language Students.” The Journal of Language for International Business.

    Boosalis, C. (1997). Book review of Ehlich and Wagner’s The Discourse of Business Negotiations (Mouton de Gruyter) in The Journal of Language for International Business.

    Boosalis, C. (1997). Book review of Frances Boyd’s English for Business Success:  Making Business Decisions (American Language Program, Columbia University) in The Journal of Language for International Business.

    In-service Training

    Reading Instruction Methodology for Elementary Teachers

    • Palmdale Unified School District 2004 - 2005

    • Fontana Unified School District, 2003 - 2004

    • Merced County Office of Education (Ongoing)

    • Merced City Schools (Ongoing)

    Elementary Content for Elementary Teachers (language arts, history, science, math, humanities)

    • Merced County Office of Education (2003 - 2004)

    • Merced City Schools (Ongoing)

    Parental Involvement in Language Minority Education

    • Turlock County Office of Education (2000)

    • Yolo County Office of Education (2000)

    • San Joaquin County Office of Education (1999)

    Academic Training

    Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona

    August, 1998

    Master of Teaching English as a Second Language

    Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona

    May, 1996

    BA, English Literature

    Augsburg College

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    June, 1992

    TESL Certificate, Hamline University

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    February, 1992