Tina Cheuk



rank Assistant Professor
email tcheuk@calpoly.edu
office location 02-131

(805) 756-6775


  • 2019, Ph.D., Science Education, Stanford University
  • 2007, M.A., Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies, Stanford University
  • 1999, B.S., Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • Science education
  • Disciplinary literacy and language development
  • Curriculum and assessment development
  • Research-practice partnerships
  • STEM gender equity


  • Cheuk, T. & New York State Department of Education-Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (NYSED-OBEWL) (2019). Transforming districts, schools and classrooms in New York State by prioritizing equity and academic success for Multilingual Learners and English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs). Commissioned report.
  • Santos, M., Castellón, M., Cheuk, T., Greene, R., Mercado-Garcia, D., Zerkel, L., Hakuta, K., & Skarin, R. (2018). Preparing ELs for College and Career: Lessons from successful high schools. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Cheuk, T., Daro, P., & Daro, V. (2018). Summative assessments: Mathematics and English Learners. In A. L. Bailey, C. A. Maher, & L. C. Wilkinson (Eds.), Language, Literacy and Learning in the STEM Disciplines: How language counts for English learners. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Cheuk, T. & Quinn, R. (2018). Dismantling the wall between Church and State: The case of public education. Phi Delta Kappan. 100(3), 24-28.
  • Cheuk, T., & Hoecker, R. (2018, Nov 6). Tempered Radicals: The power of small (and big) wins for student parents. Inside Higher Ed.
  • Cheuk, T. (2016). Discourse practices in the new standards: The role of argumentation in Common Core-era next generation science classrooms for English language learners. Electronic Journal of Science Education. 20(3), 92-111.
  • Cheuk, T. (2017, July 6). Small Wins: A Mothers’ Group in the Academy. Inside Higher Ed.
  • Stage, E. K., Asturias, H., Cheuk, T., Daro, P.A., & Hampton, S.B. (19 April, 2013). Opportunities and Challenges in the Next Generation of Standards. Science. 340(6130), 276-277.

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 436: Learning to Teach K-8 Science with Diverse Populations
  • EDUC 439: Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar I

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