Our dedication to Racial Equality and Social Justice (RESJ) spans decades. Learn more about our RESJ Initiative

time exposed photo of headlights in urban center

Han, Alyson K.

Senior Faculty
University of Southern California
Southern California
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Teacher education, English language learners, mathematic science, teaching and instruction methodology, early childhood education

Community Involvement

Local Boys' and Girls' Club

Courses Taught

EED 692-693 - Professional Seminar

ESP 662 - Principles of Language Development Bridging Differences and Disorders

ELE 500 - Teaching Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

ELE 510 - Developmental Psychology

ELE 653 - Teaching Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Curriculum


Ed.D. - University of Southern California

M.S. - Pacific Oaks College

B.S. - University of California, Los Angeles


"There is no more beautiful life than that of a student." - F. Albrecht

Professional Experience
  • More than 19 years of K-12 classroom experience
  • More than 7 years of higher education teaching experience
  • Experience in online, hybrid, and classroom instruction in higher education
  • Experience as a community college instructor
  • Served as a graduate thesis chair for master of education
Awards & Recognitions

Innovative Teacher Award for 2000-2001

Los Angeles Zoo Public Programs Scholarship for 2000-2001, 1998-1999

Teacher Professional Development Award for 2000-2001

Research & Publications

Han, A. K. (2007). Status of teaching elementary science for English learners in science, mathematics, and technology centered magnet schools. (doctoral dissertation). USC Digital Library.

Han, A. K. (2002). Playing in Montessori. (master's dissertation). Pacific Oaks College Digital Library.


Selected Presentations
  • Arts Prototype Teacher Demonstrator, Los Angeles School District 2007-2008, 2005-2006
  • Classroom Innovations, Southern California Kindergarten Conference 2002
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • California Association for the Education of Young Children
  • California Teacher Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association for Science Teachers
  • Southern California Kindergarten Teacher Association