Swanson, Patricia E

Swanson, Patricia E

Professor, Elementary Education


Preferred: patricia.swanson@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-3769


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford Univ, 1993
  • Master of Education, 1993
  • Master of Sociology, 1993

Licenses and Certificates

  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Bilingual/Cross-cultural emphasis (Spanish), 1982


Patricia Swanson is an Associate Professor of Education at San Jose State University where she teaches curriculum and instruction courses in mathematics and social studies. Her work reflects the dual perspectives of researcher and practitioner, combining her graduate research with the Program for Complex Instruction at Stanford University, with her extensive experience as a bilingual teacher. Her current teaching and scholarship focus on teaching the critical foundations of Algebra and the integration of mathematics and language development.