Dr. Gilbert Naizer is a professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Texas A&M University – Commerce, with a focus on Middle Level Education and Science Education.
Amongst his numerous accomplishments, Dr. Naizer was instrumental in the design and development of the partnership between Dallas Teacher Residency and Texas A&M University – Commerce. Dr. Naizer serves as the teacher residency lead for the university overseeing aspects of the resident graduate coursework, university field observations, and resident certification requirements. In addition, he serves as a key liaison for the residents between Dallas Teacher Residency and the university.
Dr. Naizer has previous experience with teacher residency programs, specifically, with T-Res, a residency project funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for $1.29 Million, that allowed the university to design and implement a year long teacher residency project for STEM teachers in collaboration with Mesquite ISD.
Throughout his career Dr. Naizer has acquired numerous state and federal funds to support initiatives in the STEM teaching fields, published a series of academic papers, and has been distinguished for his commitment to professional service for the boards he has served on (and currently serves on) at a national level.
Dr. Naizer received a B.S. degree, a Master’s in Education, and a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction all from Texas A&M University.