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Vera Ossen

Vera Ossen is a Accreditation and New Program Initiatives Program Advisor-M.Ed. and Ed.S. Reading and Language; Education Administration; Curriculum and Instruction at UMass Lowell.
Vera Montuori Ossen, Ed.D.

Research Interests

Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teacher Induction Programs, School/University Partnerships


Ed.D., Literacy and Language Arts - University of Massachusetts Lowell; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction - University of Massachusetts Boston; B.A., Psychology - Boston University


Professional Responsibilities:

  • Director of Educator Licensure Programs

  • Certification Officer/Massachusetts Department of Education Liaison

  • Teacher of graduate courses

  • Supervisor of preservice, reading and ESL practicum experiences

  • Liaison to the Fast Track Program in Teaching

  • NCATE Coordinator

  • Title II Coordinator

  • Graduate Student Organization Faculty Advisor

Higher Education Teaching Competencies:

  • Child Development and Assessment of Learning

  • Literature for Children/Language Arts

  • Reading Education: Elementary

  • Reading Education: Middle/Secondary

  • Teaching Reading in English to Bilingual Students

  • Dialogue Writing in ESL

  • First and Second Language Acquisition

  • Instructional Strategies for Paraprofessionals Working with Bilingual Students

  • Clinical Assessment of Reading Disabilities

  • Analysis of Teaching Seminar