Monique  Datta

Monique Datta

Associate (Teaching) Professor of Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Doctor of Education, May 2010 Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI Masters of Education, 2004 Certification in Secondary Education, 1996 California State University, Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Arts in English, 1992


K-12 Education Policy

Monique Datta


Dr. Monique Datta joined Rossier as an Assistant (Teaching) Professor of Clinical Education (offsite) in the teacher education concentration. Her areas of expertise include educational leadership, secondary education, and secondary content literacy. Her long-term research agenda centers on teacher preparation in secondary, urban contexts, and the Common Core State Standards and its implications for classroom planning, instruction, and assessment.

At Rossier, Datta teaches Integrating Literacy in Secondary Content Instruction, Teaching English Language Arts in the Secondary Classroom, and Guided Practice A and B in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) online program and she teaches the Framing Course for the EdD program (Hawaii cohort).

Prior to her appointment at Rossier, Datta was the State Office Resource Teacher for English Language Arts in the Hawaii Department of Education where she worked on professional development and the state roll out of the Common Core State Standards. She has also worked as a secondary classroom teacher in Hawaii, South Carolina, and California, and was an adjunct professor at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Datta received her EdD from the University of Southern California, her MEd from Chaminade University of Honolulu and her BA in English from California State University, Los Angeles.



Learning, Curriculum Development, Common Core Development and Implementation, Gender Issues in the K-12 classroom, Adolescent Bullying

Professional Experience:

  • Hawaii State Department of Education Teaching License. Authorized Teaching Fields: English (7-12), Middle School Language Arts (5-9), Reading (7-12)
  • Science Research Associate’s Corrective Reading (instructor and delivery coach)
  • Orton Gillingham (Institute for Multi-Sensory Education) for the dyslexic student
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