Dennis DeBay, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Professional Educational Studies

Dr. Dennis Debay is a former high school mathematics and computer science teacher. He hails from a family of educators, and his core philosophy of research and teaching includes creating rich learning environments to support both teachers and students.

Dr. Debay has worked to integrate technology into classrooms, supported teachers in implementing reform-based teaching practices, and has helped urban and underrepresented students use technology as a tool to help further understanding of social justice and sustainability issues in their neighborhoods. Additionally, he has assisted in redesigning courses in the mathematics department at the University of Massachusetts – Boston, The Lynch School of Education at Boston College, and Manhattanville College.

Education

  • Bachelor's in Mathematics and Music
    Dalhousie University (Canada)
  • Doctorate in Major: Curriulum & Instruction
    Boston College Lynch School of Education
  • Master's in Sec Teaching in Mathematics
    Boston College

Research Interests

  • Equity and technology integration
  • Mathematics instruction

Program Affiliations

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.

64

Semester Credits

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

64

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

64

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M.Ed. in Advanced Studies Master of Education

This program is designed to help those wanting to teach at the secondary or college level meet education requirements. With more than 10 majors and more than five Focus of Study areas, it allows you to obtain 18-credit hours in the area of your choosing.

34

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M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in Health and Wellness degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

31

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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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Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate

This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.

18

Semester Credits

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Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate

Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.

18

Semester Credits

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