Elementary Education, Teacher Education Program
PhD, Education Policy: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
MEd Montessori Education: St. Catherine's University, St. Paul
B.S. Elementary Education: University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.S. Women's Studies, Math: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Office Hours by appointment
Curriculum and Instruction
Room 374A Peik Hall
159 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Areas of Interest
Restorative Justice; Equity; Teacher Education; Culturally Relevant Pedagogy; Social Justice in Education;
Cynthia Zwicky has been a teacher for 25 years. In this time she has worked as a classroom teacher, a mentor to new teachers and as a coordinator for various programs and initiatives, primarily with Minneapolis Public Schools. She has also taught undergraduates seeking a degree in elementary education where the emphasis was on teaching in urban schools.
In addition to her teaching experience, Cynthia is a nationally recognized and locally respected authority on Restorative Justice Circles.
She received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Women's Studies and Math; and Elementary Education) and her Master's of Education from St. Catherine's University where she focused on Montessori Education. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota where her primary focus was on school culture.
CI 1001 - Introduction to the Elementary School
CI 3211 - Introduction to Elementary School Teaching
CI 3212 - Practicum: Elementary Teaching
CI 3283 - Practicum: Special Education
CI 5286 - Student Teaching Seminar