Department of Teacher Education

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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...

Fall 2016 Edition

Four students from TED-affiliated programs, Emilee Wickline, Christian Davell, Annika Lykins, and Sarah Shoemaker, were chosen to represent WSU at this year’s PROPEL Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit in Dayton, Ohio. The all-day conference encourages student involvement in civic engagement and featured Keynote speaker Debra Eschmeyer, who works with Michelle Obama on the Let’s Move! campaign. Also in attendance was U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, amongst many other members of Ohio legislature at...

Fall 2016 Edition

We live in a digital age, and as such, online learning has had a crucial impact on learning and teaching. Specifically, within higher education, the importance of online courses is evident. Within this landscape, the WSU Master’s of Education in Literacy and the Reading Endorsement programs strive to meet the needs of teacher education candidates. While there are many online programs, what makes ours unique and student-centered is our approach to digital learning. By using a synchronous...

Fall 2016 Edition

Literacy is all important to social studies teachers and students. When I student-taught many years ago, my cooperating teacher advised me to “Read, read, read.” I have passed this advice on to all of the Teaching Candidates I have hosted over the years, and will urge program candidates to do the same. Obviously, the development of literate K-12 students is key to forging citizens who are able to speak truth to power, learn of our culture, traditions and governmental framework, and to set...

Fall 2016 Edition

Reading Recovery® is a short-term intervention for first graders who have extreme difficulty with reading and writing. In this intervention, specially trained teachers work individually with students in daily 30-minute lessons lasting 12 to 20 weeks. After a full series of lessons, about 75% of the students who were performing well-below average reach average grade-level standards. Designed by Dr. Marie Clay, a developmental psychologist from New Zealand, it was brought to the United States...

Fall 2016 Edition

Wright State University has been a part of Chris Murphy’s life since he entered the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in 1978. Chris has engaged as an alum, volunteer, donor and employee at WSU, in addition to being honored as the recipient of the WSU Alumni Association Volunteer Services Award in 2006. Chris and his wife Susan provide financial support for a variety of funds and programs in the College of Education and Human Services and...

Fall 2016 Edition

Reading courses in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program are taught off campus at the Dayton Boys Preparatory Academy (DBPA). The DBPA is a public school of choice for boys in the Dayton Public Schools system. The warm welcome from the principal, Mr. Horace Lovelace, and the staff and faculty at the school immediately put the teacher candidates at ease. Mr. Lovelace feels that being embedded in a school building is a very powerful way for ECE teacher candidates to learn and to receive...

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