Contact Information
Phone: 617-353-7109
Email: jbryson@bu.edu

Educational History

  • Ed.M., Boston University
  • B.S., Boston University

Profile

Ms. Jennifer Bryson, a former classroom teacher in the Chelsea Public Schools specializes in the professional preparation of elementary education teachers. Her responsibilities include coordination and supervision of student teachers in the elementary education program and the student-teaching abroad programs in London, England; Sydney, Australia; and Quito, Ecuador. She also facilitates the elementary prepracticum placements for juniors and graduate students. In addition, Ms. Bryson teaches a course on urban education, leads field seminars on classroom management, and facilitates a book club entitled “Dads” Read at the Edward Monroe Trotter School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Ms. Bryson is also an active member of the Teacher-to-Teacher mentoring initiative that supports SED graduates during their first year of teaching. Her research interests include exemplary teaching, urban education, family literacy, and intervention for struggling readers. Ms. Bryson coauthored a chapter on writing and poetry in Learning to Write, Writing to Learn: Theory and Research in Practice, following her work as a lead teacher at the Boston University Poetry Institute for Educators.

Courses Taught

  • SED ED 226 – A1 Teaching Matters
  • SED CH 555 – A1 Student Teaching Practicum: Elementary 1-6
  • SED CH 655 – Student-Teaching Practicum: Elementary 1-6
  • CAS SO 210 – Confronting Persistent Social Inequalities in American Schools: Educational and Sociological Perspectives
  • CAS SO 211 – Confronting Racial, Cultural, Gender, and Social Identities in the Urban Classrooms: Educational and Sociological Perspectives

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.