Dr. Amy Lewis is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching, and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Program at the GSE. Focused largely on teacher preparation programming, Dr. Lewis researches curriculum and course design with a concentration on merging the teaching and learning of content and practice. Through this work she aims to effectively support future elementary school teachers gain both the content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge required to teach multiple subject areas. She is also interested in examining the student teachers’ experiences in teacher preparation programs as they manage their coursework, clinical practice, and certification requirements, and the structures and supports in place that enable them to do this work. Her goals as a researcher are focused on continuing to examine effective teacher preparation in order to better understand how to educate and support our nation’s future teachers. With this research, she hopes to reach a broader audience of teacher educators focused on improving programming structures, protocols, procedures, methods, and practices in teacher education.
Dr. Lewis believes becoming an effective educator requires a complex set of skills and broad knowledge base. She uses her practical experiences teaching elementary and middle school and years of experience researching learning and teaching theories and practices to create an environment where her students grow as both learners and future educators. Through this experiential approach her students gain practical methods for instruction and engage in reflective discourse about why and how to implement what they have experienced.
• B.A.Elementary Education, Bloomsburg University
• M.A. Educational Leadership, Delaware Valley University
• Ed.D. in Teacher Leadership, Rutgers University