Margaret Golden

Margaret Golden

Professor of Education
Chair Multiple Subject Program
Director of Courage to Teach
Bertrand Hall Room 24C
415.482.3593
margaret.golden@dominican.edu
Courage to Teach


Educational Background

  • Doctor of Education, Educational Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Arts, Educational Administration and Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, San Diego State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Culturally Proficient Learning Communities
  • Mindfulness in Education
  • Personal and Professional Renewal

Credentials and Training

  • California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Massachusetts Elementary Teaching Credential
  • Prepared as a facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal

Board Membership

  • Institute for Leadership Studies, Dominican University of California

Presentations and Facilitation in 2015

  • January 15, 2015: invited guest of the; United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam as a featured speaker in the Target of Opportunity Program. Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Teaching and Learning given to researchers and policy analysts at the Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences (VNIES), the think-tank for the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET) in the areas of strategies, policies, and curriculum development and to the faculty and aspiring teachers at Vietnam National University, Hanoi College of Education.
  • January 16, 2015: Facilitated a retreat at the United Nations International K-12 School in Hanoi. The retreat was titled, Honoring the Teacher's Heart, and was adapted from the Courage to Teach program.
  • May 15, 2015: Received a $53,000 grant from the Kalliopeia Foundation to support the Courage to Teach program at Dominican University of California. This unique professional development program for educators will celebrate its 10thanniversary in 2016. Dr. Golden has directed the program at Dominican University of California since its inception in 2006.

Courses Taught 2015-16

  • Elementary Preparation for Supervised Teaching
  • Elementary Supervised Teaching Seminar
  • Integrated Curriculum