B. Patricia Patterson
Professor of Education, Director of Graduate Program in Education, NCATE Coordinator - Teacher Education Unit
"I teach at Wesley because I get to work in a small progressive teacher education program. Because our faculty values collaborative work, and are philosophically aligned in belief and practice, we are able to design ever-evolving programs that are connected through a common vision. This makes a difference in the quality of teacher candidates and advanced candidates we prepare in our undergraduate and graduate programs."
Why I Teach:
Ed.D., Education (Science), University of Maine, Orono
M.S., Botany, University of Maine, Orono
B.A., Biology, St. Andrews College
Areas of research:
- The teaching of reflection.
- STEM curriculum and teacher preparation.
- Science and mathematics curriculum development.
- Patterson, B. Patricia (2010).Guided Nature Journaling: An Instructional strategy that improves teachers’ scientific literacy and models inquiry-based science teaching. In, Preparing Change Agents, Cole, J. , ed. Roman & Littlefield, in press.
- Patterson, B. Patricia (2008).Beyond the Algorithm: Changing Teacher Candidates’ Learning Experiences with Mathematics to Create Constructivist Mathematics Teachers. In, Cole, J. ed. Preparing Change Agents, Roman & Littlefield, in press.
- Patterson, B. Patricia (2011). Plants. In, Wilson, C., ed. Preparing for the Middle School Science Praxis Test , in preparation.
ED506 Curriculum Building
ED536 Curriculum Models
ED303 Mathematics in the K-8 Curriculum
ED456 Elementary Science Methods
PS102 Earth Science