Department of Teacher Education

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Fall 2017 Edition

During her time at Wright State University (WSU), current senior Kimberly Truong, has been growing young minds and plants.

In some of her coursework, the impressive Early Childhood Education (ECE) major is incorporating WSU’s campus garden into her curriculum.

“I like the garden on campus because we got to do a hands on activity,” she said. “This same concept could be used in a classroom and at a school because it can get students to learn about science in a fun and engaging...

Fall 2017 Edition

For her first teaching positions out of college, Mariah Vraniak decided to put her Wright State education to the cultural test. Over the past two years, the 2015 Middle Childhood Education graduate has been successfully teaching math and computer programming courses to middle schoolers in Alaska.

“I originally chose to teach in Alaska because it sounded like an adventure to get to experience a unique culture first hand,” Vraniak said. “It was a big move, but luckily I was right. It...

Fall 2017 Edition

One Wright State University (WSU) graduate who is giving back to the community and her alma mater is Teacher Education alum, Rachel Snyder.

For the past 15 years, Snyder has educated elementary school students at Fairborn Primary School in Fairborn, Ohio. While she originally taught first and sixth graders, Snyder has spent the majority of her career educating second graders.

“I chose to work in Fairborn because it’s where I went to school,” Snyder explained. “I wanted to give...

Fall 2017 Edition

Wright State University (WSU) faculty member, Lorrie Kubaszewski, is on her second career path: molding future teachers.

For thirty years, the education instructor introduced Troy Junior High students to the joys of English class. Since retiring from this position in 2013, she has taken up instructing WSU students how to teach.

“I like to say that I’m twice blessed in my life,” Kubaszewski stated. “I was able to teach something I loved for 30 years and then start a...

Spring 2017 Edition

During the Fall 2016 semester, Middle Childhood students in 3 courses gained valuable classroom experience via a partnership with Fairborn Intermediate School. Deemed the Fairborn Collaborative, the students in Mrs. Lee Welz’s Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum course, Dr. Hannah Chai’s Phonics and Word Study Instruction, and Dr. Lisa Kenyon’s Middle Childhood Education Science Curriculum & Methods all held a part of their courses at Fairborn Intermediate School.  Working with...

Spring 2017 Edition

Dr. Jeremy Mills has instructed students in Wright State’s Intervention Specialist program, and was recently appointed as the Intervention Specialist Program Director. In addition to taking on this new role, he has developed the Dyslexia Specialist Certification program. This is a graduate certificate program that provides knowledge for individuals to serve students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyslexic tendencies. Interested individuals who obtain the Dyslexia Specialist Certification can...

Spring 2017 Edition

In July 2016, Wright State University received a grant in the Department of Teacher Education for the Healthy Campus Partners program.  The Heathy Campus Partners program is a sexual violence prevention and treatment program that currently provides support to seven Ohio colleges and universities.

Spring 2017 Edition

Congratulations to Wright State’s Dr. Ann Farrell, who has been awarded the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (OCTM) highly prestigious Christofferson-Fawcett Award for 2016. The OCTM website identifies that “The Christofferson—Fawcett award is given annually to a member of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics for a lifetime contribution to mathematics education. The recipient is recognized for outstanding and inspirational professional service to the mathematics community.”...

Spring 2017 Edition

The Middle Childhood Education (MCE) Symposium is an annual presentation of candidates’ research action projects, as well as a celebration of their impending graduation. There will be 27 MCE graduate candidates presenting at this year’s symposium. The symposium provides well-deserved recognition of the M.Ed. action research project, as well as a celebration for successfully completing the rigorous MCE graduate study program. MCE program co-director, Mrs. Lee Welz, describes the experience as...

Fall 2016 Edition

The Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) is a state of Ohio assessment that, if passed, grants newly practicing teachers a professional teaching license. The assessment is completed at the end of a 4-year residency program that includes a mentorship component. The WSU Teacher Education Department would like to extend sincere congratulations to Rebekah Fultz, who scored in the top 100 in the state on the RESA!

Rebekah Fultz decided at a young age that she wanted to be a...

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