Dr. Schall-Leckrone is director of the TESOL and Bilingual Education Programs in the Language and Literacy Division.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically
diverse children; second language and literacy development; disciplinary
literacy; collaborative leadership.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
and bilingual education.
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Teaching Reading and Writing to Speakers of Other Languages and Dialects; Sheltered English Immersion (PreK-6); Sheltered English Immersion (5-12); Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Content Areas
Education: BA, Swarthmore College; MAT, School for International Training; PhD, Boston College.
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to completing her doctorate, Laura worked for seventeen years as a bilingual
teacher, Spanish teacher, and K-12 curriculum director in urban and suburban
public schools settings. Her teaching and research center on the preparation of
teachers to teach linguistically diverse youth and pedagogy that promotes
disciplinary and critical literacies. She is currently engaged in collaborative classroom-based research with high school history teachers aimed at teaching adolescent bilingual learners literacy skills of civic engagement, such as telling a compelling story, explaining phenomena, and advancing an argument.
ELL/TESOL Expected Program Outcomes
All PreK-12 Programs
Initial Licensure Programs
Professional Licensure and Non-Licensure Programs
School-Based Teacher Residency Programs
Center for Mathematics Achievement
Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Center for Special Education
Field Placement/Student Teaching
New Teacher Community
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