partments: Educational Policy, Research and Administration; Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services; and Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.
Educational Policy, Research and Administration
161 Hills South
Contact: Joseph B. Berger
Chair of Department: Associate Professor Joseph B. Berger. Professors Effrat, Evans, Hambleton, McCormick, Rallis, Rossman, Schimmel, Sireci; Associate Professors Eiseman, Kamat, McDermott, Sorcinelli; Assistant Professors Barnes, Gajda, Keller, Mosselson, Randall, Smith, C. Wells, R. Wells; Lecturers McClendon, Whitehead.
The department promotes the social foundations and perspectives needed to enrich educational practice. It prepares leaders in educational policy and administration, and advances educational research and evaluation methodologies that provide the basis for effective decision making and knowledge generation.
Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services
161 Hills South
Contact: Richard T. Lapan
Chair of Department: Professor Richard Lapan. Professors Boscardin, Carey, Hintze, Matthews; Associate Professors Dimmitt, Jackson, Love, Scarpati, Zúñiga; Assistant Professors Krezmien, Marcotte, Pierce; Visiting Assistant Professor Jennings.
The department’s mission is to facilitate the cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial development of school children, youths, and young adults through research, service focused on public policy, and development of model gra-duate training programs for school-based professionals. Department faculty have a particular concern for how social justice issues affect children’s development. The department does not offer an undergraduate major, but it does offer undergraduate courses to meet the needs of students in related majors and licensure programs, and students fulfilling General Education requirements.
Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
117 Furcolo Hall
Contact: Jerri Willett
Chair of Department: Professor Jerri Willett. Professors Clement, Elliott, Griffin, Feldman, Nugent, Peelle, Rudman, Seldin, Washington; Associate Professors Austin, Davis, Gebhard, Hamilton, Karlson; Assistant Professors Azevedo, Botelho, Francisco, Galman, Ives, Madden, Sullivan, Turner, Valdiviezo; Senior Lecturers Magouirk-Colbert, Maloy, Stephen; Lecturers Cammack, Gagne, Madeloni, Verock-O’Loughlin, Young; Visiting Associate Professor Bailey.
The department is committed to the preparation and ongoing professional and intellectual development of teachers and educational specialists in PreK-12 schools. The faculty focus on teacher education, curriculum frameworks, organizational improvement, and issues of equity facing students, teachers, and schools today. They are committed to providing instruction, conducting research, and offering service that supports the development of educators who, through their leadership, contribute to equity and excellence in education in the Commonwealth and throughout the nation. The department also supports graduate programs in the areas of: Bilingual, English as a Second Language, and Multicultural Education; Child and Family Studies; Child Studies and Early Education; Education Technology; Elementary Teacher Education; Language, Literacy and Culture; Mathematics and Science Education; Reading and Writing; Secondary Teacher Education; and Teacher Education and School Improvement.
Educator Licensure Programs
Teacher preparation licensure programs are available for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education in a variety of subject areas. Students complete a series of courses leading to Massachusetts licensure. The culminating phase of these programs is a final school-based practicum normally taken during a post-graduate year. All students must complete a primary major in the liberal arts and sciences or an approved interdisciplinary major appropriate to the licensure sought as well as complete an approved teacher preparation program. Admission is by application only. For further information, contact the Educator Licensure Office, tel. (413) 545-2701.