Vera Ossen

Vera Montuori Ossen, Graduate School of Education

Vera Montuori Ossen, Graduate School of Education

Accreditation and New Program Initiatives Program Advisor-Reading and Sign Language; Special Education
Phone:
978-934-4604
Fax:
978-934-3005
Office:
O'Leary Library 510

Research Interest

Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teacher Induction Programs, School/University Partnerships

Educational Background

Ed.D., Literacy and Language Arts - University of Massachusetts Lowell; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction - University of Massachusetts Boston; B.A., Psychology - Boston University

Biosketch

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Director of Educator Licensure Programs

  • Certification Officer/Massachusetts Department of Education Liaison

  • Teacher of graduate courses

  • Supervisor of preservice, reading and ESL practicum experiences

  • Liaison to the Fast Track Program in Teaching

  • NCATE Coordinator

  • Title II Coordinator

  • Graduate Student Organization Faculty Advisor

Higher Education Teaching Competencies:

  • Child Development and Assessment of Learning

  • Literature for Children/Language Arts

  • Reading Education: Elementary

  • Reading Education: Middle/Secondary

  • Teaching Reading in English to Bilingual Students

  • Dialogue Writing in ESL

  • First and Second Language Acquisition

  • Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals Working with Bilingual Students

  • Clinical Assessment of Reading Disabilities

  • Analysis of Teaching Seminar

Grants

  • Massachusetts Department of Education MINT/Alterative Certification Program (1999-present)

  • US Department of Education "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology" (2000-2003)

  • US Department of Education "Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology" (1999-2000)

  • Massachusetts Board of Higher Education "Project Meet" Technology Grant (1999-2001)

  • Massachusetts Department of Education Eisenhower Grant 517 (1999-2000)

  • Massachusetts Department of Education Eisenhower Grant 501 (97-98, 98-99, 99-00. 00-01) (Chelmsford, Methuen, Wilmington; Lowell; Lawrence; Tyngsboro Public Schools)

  • Massachusetts Department of Education Goals 2000 Grant 552 (Chelmsford, Lowell, Methuen and Westford Public Schools)

  • Massachusetts Department of Education Goals 2000 Grant 552 (Andover, Lawrence, Tewksbury, Billerica, Tyngsboro Public Schools)