How do you give attention to one child while managing a class of 25? What are creative ways to engage a community of learners? How do you capture young hearts and minds and inspire them to reach their potential? The rewards and challenges of teaching in today’s classrooms are many.
Nazareth’s unique multiple certification program prepares you to apply for teacher certification in four different areas of general and special education, which leads to better preparation for the classroom and more employment options. Graduate with two full academic majors, one in inclusive early childhood/childhood education and one in the liberal arts and sciences. The childhood education degree program provides superb career services support and boasts a high job placement rate.
Education: B.A., SUNY College at Buffalo; M.S., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., Syracuse University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Preservice teacher education; curriculum; teachers as reflective practitioners; use of digital technology in education; differentiated instruction.
Principal, Laurelton-Pardee Intermediate School, E. Irondequoit, N.Y.
“My professional successes are directly related to my experiences as a graduate of Nazareth's inclusive education certification. My most meaningful learning experiences took place in site-based classrooms taught by professors who enhanced the study of theory by using their experiences from their own classrooms."