Candice Guy-Gaytán is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Guy-Gaytán has several years of K-12 teaching experience in both formal and informal learning environments, and was a recipient of the National Science Teachers' Association New Teacher Award in 2011. She received her PhD in Science Education from the University of California, Davis and has a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Population Ecology and Evolution from Purdue University.
Dr. Guy-Gaytán's research focuses on the coordination of scientific practice and content in K-12 classrooms with an emphasis on model-based reasoning. She explores this coordination through a variety of contexts including curriculum development and implementation in and out of schools and in pre-service and in-service teacher education programs. She is also interested in best practices for STEM disciplinary teaching in higher education.
In the College of Education, Dr. Guy-Gaytán teaches EDEL 443/643 Methods for Teaching PK-8 Science and EDES 413/613 Teaching and Assessment in PK-8 Schools. She also advises M.Ed., M.S., and STEM Education doctoral students.
- Ph.D. Science Education, University of California, Davis
- M.S. Biology, Purdue University
- B.S. Population Ecology and Evolution, Purdue University