Program Director of Elementary Teacher Education
B.A. Sociology, Grinnell College
M.Ed. Elementary Education, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction (Culture and Teaching), University of Minnesota
Curriculum and Instruction .
Room 245B PeikH
159 Pillsbury Dr SE
T/Th 9am-11am and by appointment
Areas of Interest
teacher education; culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogy; teacher identity; intersections among race, racism, and schooling; immigrant education; social justice in education; social and cultural contexts of education; critical educational anthropology; critical qualitative research methods.
Annie Mason comes to us from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she was an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education and coordinator of their Masters program in Elementary Education. Her expertise is in working with preservice teachers to understand how their personal identities and sociopolitical contexts impact their work in schools, and she encourages all students to develop orientations toward social justice. Her work also involves scholarship on topics related to culturally relevant pedagogy/culturally sustaining pedagogy and racial identity. Annie earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and M.Ed in Elementary Education here at the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in sociology from Grinnell College. Her teaching experience ranges from early childhood to graduate school, including third graders in Guatemala, preschool and high school students in Minneapolis, and Head Start teachers on a Northern Minnesota Native American reservation.