Department of Professional Educational Studies
Debbie Huffine is joining the ACE community as the Adjunct Professor of STEM Education. Debbie was a recent Ed.S. graduate from ACE in July 2019. Currently, she is teaching middle school engineering to 7th and 8th graders and also sponsors the school’s robotics team. During her career, Debbie has taught 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade and has been a district instructional coach. Debbie is passionate about ensuring all students have a positive experience in STEM education, and as the Science Vertical Team Leader for her building has made great strides in helping her building become known as a STEM school. In the past four years Debbie has been awarded Teacher of the Year in 2014, Indiana Teacher Treasure Teacher of the Year 2015, Fishman Honor Role 2016, and was selected to be a Lily Fellow in 2018. Debbie is eager to get started at ACE and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve the school she had such an incredible experience attending.
Degree in Educational Leadership/ STEM Education
American College of Education
Master's in School Leadership/ Curriculum and Instruction
Indiana Wesleyan University
Bachelor's in Elementary Education
STEM Education inpact on Student Achievement
Robotics impact on student career choices in urban schools
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.
M.Ed. in STEM Education for graduates of the M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum 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.
Certificate in Essential Employability Skills Certificate
Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate
This program 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, it will prepare you for a career of working with young learners.
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.