Marcia Edson

Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita

Professor Edson, a former teacher at the preschool and elementary levels specializes in teacher education at these levels. In addition to teaching the preschool and primary level science methods course and the early childhood assessment course, she coordinates and supervises student practicum placements. Her research interests include science education in the preschool and primary grades. Ms Edson has served as a lecturer and consultant to several school systems and professional organizations and is a regular presenter at national conferences.

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Advisor to Early Childhood Educators Club
  • Consortium Council
  • Academic Instruction and Standards Committee
  • SED green
  • Faculty liaison to Jumpstart / Americorps
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children Science Interest Forum
  • Democracy in Education Group
  • Board of Directors, Newburyport Public Library

Supervise kindergarten graduate and undergraduate practicum students.

Advise graduate and undergraduate Early Childhood students.

M.Ed Early Childhood Education Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Ma.

B.A. Elementary Education Marywood College, Scranton, Pa.

SED EC305/605 Child development and Education

SED EC 553/653 Early Childhood Seminar and Practicum 1st/2nd grade

SED EC453  Curriculum and Practicum in Early Childhood: K

SED EC516  Early Childhood Curriculum and Practicum:K

SED EC557  Classroom based assessment of young children

Edson, Marcia. (2013). Starting with science: Strategies for introducing young children to inquiry. Portland: Stenhouse Publishers.

The Power of Observational Drawings in Early Childhood Science: a Window into Young Children’s Understanding

Everything we needed to know we learned from our guinea pig: an inquiry approach using classroom pets to teach science and integrate curriculum in preschool through first grade

Science and young children, it’s deeper than you think: a thoughtful approach to the design of science units

Designing conceptually based integrated units for preschool and primary grades

Developing an urban preschool program: The Boston University/Chelsea Partnership

Teaching and doing science with young children

Authentic Assessment through Observation Drawings  |  Inquiry Unit Design

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