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 Language and Literature-Teacher Education
Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Master's in Higher Education-English as a Second Language
- Multicultural education
- TESOL and ESL
- Adult education
M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Master of Education
This 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 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.
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