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Teresa Cayabyab, Ed.M.


Ed.M., B.A., University of San Francisco

Research Interests
Educational leadership and policy; psychosocial adjustment of people with disabilities (autism spectrum disorders); student engagement, disengagement, and dropping out; effects of race-related stress on college students of color with disabilities

Prior to joining The National Hispanic University as a faculty member in 2008, Ms. Cayabyab spent 38 years working in the public school system in various roles, including principal, H.R. Director, coordinator of curriculum and development, program improvement administrator, language development coordinator, ESL resource teacher and classroom teacher. She currently teaches courses in social foundations of education, effective teaching methods, math curriculum and instruction, science curriculum and instruction, field experience and observations, and student teaching seminars. In 2010, she became the practicum and intern coordinator. In addition to identifying placements for student teachers, designing and implementing workshops, and evaluating teachers and supervisors, she maintains close ties to key personnel in partnering districts in order to understand the districts’ employment needs and practices. Ms. Cayabyab is currently writing a book, "Hints For New Teachers," on how to survive the first few years of teaching.


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