Ellen Brewer, Ed.D.

Core Faculty,
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.

Education

  • Doctorate in Education
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Master's in Education
    University of Alabama
  • Bachelor's in Education
    University of Alabama

Research Interests

  • ELA teaching
  • Adolescent literacy development
  • Under-representation of Women in Public School Administration
  • Success of the Striving Readers Literacy Grant in Georgia

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

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

This customizable degree 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

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

This program provides P-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.

34

Semester Credits

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for Graduates of the M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

19

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M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Master of Education

Designed to help you become a school principal, this program will teach you to effectively lead, run, and manage a P-12 school.

34

Semester Credits

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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.

31

Semester Credits

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

2018 Catalog Release

22

Semester Credits

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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.

31

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M.A. in Elementary Teaching Master of Arts

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, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career of working with young learners.

34

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M.A. in Secondary Teaching Master of Arts

This program 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.

34

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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.

24

Semester Credits

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Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate

This certificate is designed for those who want to be teachers but have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, it will prepare you for a career in teaching at the secondary level.

18

Semester Credits

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