Elisa K. Salasin

Elisa Salasin co-directs the Berkeley Teacher Education Program (BTEP). She has been involved in Bay Area education since 1989, as an elementary school teacher, mentor to student teachers, university-based supervisor, Bay Area Writing Project Teacher Consultant, and teacher education lecturer. She also served as co-director of UC Berkeley's Project IMPACT, supporting teacher inquiry groups for K-12 classroom teachers–especially novices–who chose to serve in the Bay Area's low income, low-performing public schools. She was Program Director for the Developmental Teacher Education program at Berkeley from 2010 to 2018. Particular areas of interest include beginning teacher development and teacher inquiry, especially around issues of equity in classroom and school contexts. She is a founding member of the California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Interests and Professional Affiliations

Equity and Diversity

Multicultural Education

Practitioner Knowledge and Inquiry

Professional Development for Educators

Teacher Development

Teacher Education and Certification


PhD Education; University of California, Berkeley, 2005

MA Education; University of California, Berkeley, 1991

BA Psychology; Carnegie-Mellon University, 1988


Office #4402

School of Education
Berkeley Way West Building (BWW)
UC Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670


(510) 642-7964

Staff Contact

Susie Hill