Katharine Delavan

Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

Lake Erie College offers students small class sizes allowing them to build relationships with peers and professors. In the education department, students are provided diverse field experiences and professors provide training that is relevant, innovative, and creates teachers that are highly sought after by local schools.

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Education, Early Childhood Curriculum
  • M.Ed., Early Childhood Education
  • B.A., History/Psychology

Courses Taught:

  • Early childhood licensure courses (PreK-3rd Grade), graduate coursework and reading endorsement courses:
  • EDC 201 - Foundations of Education
  • EDE 304 - Child Development and Learning
  • EDE 306 - Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • EDE 307 - Fine Arts in Early Childhood
  • EDE 308 - Family and Community Relations
  • EDC 321 - Phonetic Approaches to Reading
  • EDE 323 - Reading and Language Arts in Early Childhood
  • EDC 324 - Reading Diagnosis and Correction
  • EDC 325 - Reading, Writing Workshop
  • EDE 410 - Literature-Based Reading
  • EDM 595 - Anti-Bias Curriculum
  • EDM 501 - Issues in Education
  • EMR 512 - Professional Development and Field Experiences
  • EMR 503 - Assessment of Reading
  • EMR 523 - Fundamentals of Curriculum
  • EDE 470 - Special Topics in Education: Reggio Emilia Approach
  • PS 101 - General Psychology
  • HU 490 - Honors Research Seminar

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:
    • Local Underground Railroad History
    • Impact of State and National Mandates on Pre-service Teacher Preparation

Career Accomplishments:

  • Serve as an Ohio Department of Education, Network Regional Leader in English Language Arts
  • Served as a Higher Education Participant and Cohort Coach for the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project (OPAPP) 2011-2014
  • Currently serve as a workshop facilitator for the Ohio Performance Assessment Project (OPAP)
  • Presented Underground Railroad research at three national conferences
  • Presented research on the evolution of teacher preparation programs at three state conferences