Sharon Seidman, Ph.D.

Sharon Seidman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Academic Advisor, and Early Childhood Coordinator
Office: EC 528 (Fullerton) or Rm 143 (Irvine)
Office phone: (657) 278-2930



Courses Taught

CAS 140—Intro to ECE Practicum  
CAS 300—Communication for Child Development Professionals
CAS 301—Developmental Inquiry & Methodology
CAS 325A—Child Development from 0 to 8 years
CAS 346-Modern Culture and Early Development
CAS 353- Learning and Motivation in Early Childhood
CAS 394—General Practicum in Child Development
CAS 464—Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Settings
CAS 490T—Seminar: Computers and Children
CAS 490T—Seminar: Cognition and Motivation
CAS 490T-Seminar: Leadership in Early Childhood


I have been a member of the Child and Adolescent Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton since 1996. Prior to coming to Fullerton, I received my masters’ and doctoral degrees in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and taught there. I have also worked in various early childhood and supplementary education programs with children from 18 months through 12 years of age.

In addition to teaching a variety of early childhood development courses, I serve as one of the CAS Academic Advisors and my department’s coordinator for our Early Childhood Option curriculum. I am also actively involved in applied research assessing needs of early care and education, evaluating the outcomes of early childhood programs, and exploring strategies for the education of ECE professionals.