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Cara L. Garcia, Ph.D.

Emerita Professor of Education
Education Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Cara Garcia teaches in the master of arts in education program at GSEP. She came to Pepperdine University from the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was a teacher and teacher-advisor. She teaches methods courses, chairs dissertations, and supervises educational therapy services offered through the clinic.



  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.S., Central Michigan University


  • 645: Language Acquisition and Language Arts Methods
  • 791: Dissertation Research