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Overview

  • Dr. Leslie J. Couse (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Professor of Education and Executive Director of Engagement and Faculty Development at the University of New Hampshire. She is dedicated to advancing the careers of educators through increased access and opportunity. Her early work focused on preparing teachers for inclusive education settings through interdisciplinary collaboration with teachers, parents, and service providers. Her research focused on inclusive teacher education, technology to support early education, and leadership development. She is the former Chair of the Education Department and Principal Investigator of the UNH Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) program, funded by a U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Partnership grant, and community-university partnerships. Currently, she focuses on advancing the careers of faculty in higher education. Dr. Couse is co-editor of The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (Routledge, 2016), has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education as well as a as guest editor for a special issue of the journal, and on the Governing Board of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Advancing Leadership Skills: A Multiyear Examination of LEND Trainee Self-Efficacy Growth.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  22:1377-1383. 2018
    2015 Transforming LEND leadership training curriculum through the maternal and child health leadership competencies.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:300-307. 2015
    2012 Interdisciplinary Co-Facilitation of Support Groups for Parents of Children with Autism: An Opportunity for Professional PreparationSocial Work with Groups.  35:313-329. 2012
    2011 From the Guest Editors: Inclusive Early Childhood Teacher EducationJournal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.  32:299-301. 2011
    2010 A Tablet Computer for Young Children? Exploring its Viability for Early Childhood EducationJournal of Research on Technology in Education.  43:75-96. 2010
    2010 Family Support and Empowerment: Post Autism Diagnosis Support Group for ParentsSocial Work with Groups.  33:69-83. 2010
    2008 Early Childhood Teacher Policy in the United States: Continuing Issues, Overcoming Barriers, and Envisioning the FutureInternational Journal of Child Care and Education Policy.  2:15-30. 2008
    2008 Interdisciplinary best practice: A case study of family and school support for a young child with ASDInternational Journal of Nursing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  4. 2008
    2006 Serviceā€learning: mentoring leadership skills in the experienced teacherMentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning.  14:33-48. 2006
    2006 Tending the Garden: Supporting Diversity in the kindergarten classroomJournal of Early Childhood Education and Family Review.  13:3-11. 2006
    2005 Service Learning: Field Experience for Advanced Early Childhood Degree CandidatesJournal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.  26:47-58. 2005
    2003 "My book!" - Building literacy into family involvementYoung Children YC Young Children.  58:103-103. 2003
    2002 Using service learning in academic courseskappa omicron nu forum.  13:61-74. 2002
    2001 A varied Social Experience for Children with Diverse Language and AbilityNHSA Dialog2001
    1999 The Relationship of Classroom Diversity and Teacher Language to Children's Social ExperienceNHSA Dialog.  3:55-59. 1999
    1999 Examining Elder Role Models in Children's Literature in Their Cultural ContextNHSA Dialog.  2:341-360. 1999
    1999 The Use of Cultural Role Models in Children's LiteratureNHSA Dialog.  2:120-122. 1999
    1998 Service Learning as a teaching strategy in human development and family studies coursesFamily Science Review.  11:336-353. 1998

    Book

    Year Title
    2015 Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education 2015

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Beyond Urban or Rural.  256-279. 2018
    2018 TOWARD A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE TEACHER RESIDENCY FOR RURAL EDUCATION.  81-106. 2018
    2016 ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES AND DEVELOPMENTAL DIFFERENCES.  257-272. 2016
    2016 FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION.  379-387. 2016
    2016 HANDBOOK OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION INTRODUCTION.  XV-XVII. 2016

    Teaching Activities

  • Rsrch Culture, Behavior, & Dev Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S.Ed. Physical Education, State University of New York at Cortland
  • M.Ed. Physical Education, State University of New York at Brockport
  • M.S. Public Administration, Russell Sage College
  • Ph.D. Child and Family Development, Syracuse University
  • Full Name

  • Leslie Couse