About

Education

BAE, Pacific Lutheran University; MEd, PhD, University of Washington

Courses and Research

Dr. Larson teaches graduate and undergraduate secondary methods courses and methods courses for teaching social studies (elementary and secondary levels). His research examines the use of classroom discussion to explore controversial public issues, and the use of discussion to develop content knowledge and civic participation skill. In addition, he has written numerous articles and two books about teaching strategies and instructional design. Dr. Larson also observes/evaluates student teachers earning their 5-12 teaching certificate.