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Costa, Victoria B.

Professor of Secondary Education

Secondary Education Department

Office: 657-278-3815

Department: 657-278-7769



Dr. Victoria (Vikki) Costa is professor of secondary education at Cal State Fullerton. With over 35 years of experience at the secondary, community college and university levels, her scholarly and creative activities focus on faculty and teacher professional development; instructional design for online, blended and traditional learning environments; and the use of technology to improve teaching and learning. She currently serves as director of the Cal State Fullerton Teacher Induction Program and teaches courses in educational technology. Costa also currently serves as senior research associate for the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Office of Education, where she consults on education program evaluation and implementation. With extensive expertise in state and national STEM education reform efforts, Costa has served as principal investigator for over $3M in federal and state grants and contracts. She has consulted for Intel Education, Ed Tech Leaders Online (ETLO), the American Institute for Research (AIR) and the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). She has also traveled throughout the United States and Vietnam, South Korea, China, Japan, Egypt and Portugal to deliver keynote addresses, presentations and professional development workshops in educational technologies to international university faculty and K-12 classroom teachers. Costa has published in the International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Journal of College Science Teaching, Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Issues in Teacher Education, Teacher Education Quarterly and Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and is co-author of "Secrets to Success for Science Teachers."

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Secondary teacher education
  • Teacher recruitment
  • What goes on in high school science classrooms
  • Teacher preparation

  • Education -- Distance Learning
  • Education -- High School
  • Education -- K-12
  • Education -- Middle School
  • Education -- Public School
  • Education -- Teaching
  • Education -- Technology
  • Globalization