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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

College of Education

Personnel Directory

Joyce Burstein

Joyce  Burstein
Department Chair
Department of Elementary Education
Office:ED 1204
Phone:818 677 2621



Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles


Dr. Joyce Burstein joined the faculty in 2002, coming to Northridge from University of California at Los Angeles where she served as clinical faculty in The Teacher Education Program. Dr. Burstein holds a B.A. in history from UCLA, an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University Northridge and an Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Leadership from UCLA. She has worked as a K-8 classroom teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District for 17 years. Her teaching and research interests are in social studies and multicultural education, the visual-performing arts integration, curriculum development, teacher networking, and induction.