Dave Deroche, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Professional Educational Studies

Dr. Dave Deroche joins the Department of Professional Educational Studies as Adjunct Faculty, STEM Education.  Dave is a Consumer Safety Officer/Microbiologist for the Food and Drug Administration where he conducts regulatory inspections reviews drug applications ensures safety and effectiveness of drug and medical devices and develops regulatory guidance for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Dave currently serves on the IRB as a committee member for ACE. Dave earned a Doctor of Education degree in interdisciplinary studies from Creighton University, Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Long Island University.  Dave has experience working in higher education and in the pharmaceutical industry. Dave has a passion for STEM, mentoring, educational access, degree attainment, and achievement. He is excited to join ACE as an adjunct faculty and to contribute to ACE’s strategic mission and vision.

Education

  • Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Creighton University
  • Master's in Microbiology
    Long Island University
  • Bachelor's in Biology
    Long Island University

Research Interests

STEM exploration, Mentoring, Education and Socioeconomic Factors, STEM Education and Career retension. 

Program Affiliations

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.

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M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education Master of Education

The Master of Early Childhood Education program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to engage young children in learning experiences that will influence future educational opportunities. You will learn to create viable, age-specific, and dynamic learning environments.

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M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education

Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.

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M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Master of Education

This degree is designed for students wishing to use technology to pursue a career in instructional design. You will learn how to evaluate, develop, and implement effective instructional design in a variety of educational settings.

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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.

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M.Ed. in Literacy Master of Education

This program is designed for educators who wish to bring systematic change to schools seeking to improve or enhance reading instruction. You will learn how to develop a supportive curriculum that helps students and teachers meet important reading milestones.

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M.Ed. in STEM Education 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.

25

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M.Ed. in STEM Education for graduates of the M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education

22

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Certificate in Essential Employability Skills Certificate

The Certificate in Essential Employability Skills is designed to help students build the skills necessary for success in the workplace. No matter the field or career, the professional, personal and teamwork skills covered in this program are applicable and highly valued in just about any workplace.

18

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Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Special Education Micro-Credential

12

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Micro-Credential in Personal and Professional Skills Micro-Credential

The Personal and Professional Skills Micro-Credential will focus on the qualities needed to work within oneself. These courses will address the topics needed to build the intrapersonal skills of the student. The skills required are often called soft skills. Students that show strong personal and professional skills can communicate clearly, reflect, self-assess, plan and organize effectively. Each course will focus on a specific area that is critical to building personal and professional skills.

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Micro-Credential in Teamwork Skills Micro-Credential

The Teamwork Skills Micro-Credential will focus on the qualities needed to successfully work with others. These courses will address a variety of topics in order to build the interpersonal skills of the student. Teamwork skills are essential for success for individuals as well as the organization. When the student is able to organize, collaborate, and lead, they will be able to effectively work with others for the common goal. Each course will focus on a specific area that is critical to building teamwork skills.

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