Ellen Brewer, Ed.D.
Department of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Ellen Brewer has taught English at many levels, including grades 5-12, college composition and literature courses, and secondary education courses in ELA teaching methodologies. Additionally, she has specialized training in educational leadership and library information services.
Dr. Brewer has served at numerous schools, including the Dekalb County school system in northeast Alabama, Gadsden State Community College, Snead State Community College, Georgia Highlands College, and Shorter University. She also taught high school English for 8 years in Rome, Georgia and currently works as the literacy coach in grades 9-12. After completing 60 hours of reading training as part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, she was selected in 1992 and 1995 as a teacher-fellow with the National Writing Project. She now serves on the JSU Writing Project Advisory Board. In 2012, Dr. Brewer was awarded a $1.2 million grant to help Striving Readers for Rome City Schools.
Dr. Brewer currently lives in Fort Payne, Alabama with her husband Jamie, and her chow/husky mix Stella. Her hobbies include cooking, singing soprano, and spending time with her family.
Doctorate in Education
Nova Southeastern University
Master's in Education
University of Alabama
Bachelor's in Education
University of Alabama
Professional Learning Communities
- ELA teaching
- Adolescent literacy development
- Under-representation of Women in Public School Administration
- Success of the Striving Readers Literacy Grant in Georgia
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education
Designed to help you become a school principal, the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a PreK-12 school.
M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education
M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum for Graduates of the M.Ed. in STEM Leadership Master of Education
2018 Catalog Release
M.Ed. in Literacy Master of Education
M.A. in Elementary Teaching Master of Arts
The Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching degree is designed for those who want to be elementary teachers but have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields. By building a solid foundation in elementary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career of working with young learners.
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 Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate
Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate
This Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education program is designed for those who want to be teachers but have a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, it will prepare you for a career in teaching at the secondary level.