Jennifer Bryson

Clinical Instructor
Faculty Director for Educator Preparation
Program Director for Elementary Education

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 BU Wheelock 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.

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

SED ED 226 – A1 Teaching Matters
SED CH 300 Methods of Instruction: Elementary
SED CH 515 Curriculum Methods: 1-6
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

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