Charlett Williams, Ed.D.
Department of Teaching and Learning
Dr. C. Dedra Williams has been an educator for the past 25 years and specializes in English as a second language, adult English as a foreign language and second language, adult learners, and teacher leadership development.
After earning her G.E.D., Dr. Williams eagerly began advanced studies in teacher education. This led to certificates in English as a second language and foreign language, then to a master’s degree in higher education, and ultimately a doctorate in educational leadership.
Various educational experiences have enabled Dr. Williams to develop a global view of culture and a multi-faceted approach to life. Her educational experience extends from the United States to the Caribbean and Europe. She has been involved in educational programs in several countries including Jamaica, France, Costa Rica, Haiti, Spain, and Cuba.
Developing all students to be lifelong learners is Dr. Williams’s mission in life. Her affinity for sincere people, intriguing places, and transformational progress remains the foundation of her journey as an educator and fellow lifelong learner.
Bachelor's in Literature
Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Master's in Higher Education
- Multicultural education
- TESOL and ESL
- Adult education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Technology Master of Education
The Master of Education in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders by teaching them to track trends and leverage technology as an effective tool to support learning and meet the needs of school staff, teachers, and students.
M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.
M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Master of Education
The Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual program addresses the needs of teachers who are interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers. It is aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language.
M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education
This program will help K-12 educators enhance their curriculum in order to improve student performance, close achievement gaps, and prepare students for the future workplace. You will learn how to utilize technology, collaborative environments, and other integrated resources to foster high levels of student achievement and performance.
M.Ed. in STEM Leadership Master of Education
This program will help you empower students to think like scientists. It was designed in conjunction with The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) and Accelerate Learning and offers a holistic overview of historical and current issues impacting integrated science education while cultivating research-based strategies to improve student learning.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners Master of Education
English language learners are the fastest growing student population and educators need specialized training to work with them effectively. This program is built to help teachers reach these students, bridge cultural gaps, and differentiate their curriculum according to individual student needs.
M.A. in Secondary Teaching Master of Arts
The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is designed for students who have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields but want to be teachers at the secondary level. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career in teaching at the secondary level.
Certificate in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Certificate
This certificate was designed for current K-12 teachers who are interested in working with English language learners. Throughout your coursework, you will get strategies for supporting students as they learn English.
Certificate in Teaching English Learners Certificate
This program is designed to prepare educators to bridge cultural gaps and differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of the fastest growing student population: English language learners.