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School of Education & Social Policy

Terry Robertson, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Teacher Education Programs

Ed.D., Language and Literacy - UMASS Lowell
M.S., Neuroscience & Education - Teachers College, Columbia University
M.Ed., H.R. Education - Boston University
B.S., Communication Disorders - University of New Hampshire

As Director of Graduate Teacher Education Programs, Dr. Robertson works closely with students and faculty in the K-12 licensure programs. As a former reading and language specialist, she has provided literacy support for students with Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, and anxiety disorders, emphasizing the need to identify and build upon strengths for learning. In her work with English Language Learners, she has provided opportunities for students to develop language proficiency while learning content material at the same time.

Dr. Robertson is particularly interested in the contributions of neuroscience for understanding learning diversity and for developing effective methods for teaching. She has also investigated the potential of picture books for evoking language from children. She presented research on this topic at a meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations in Rome, Italy in 2009 and at the 2008 National Conference on Family Literacy in Orlando, Florida. 


  • Child Development & Language Acquisition
  • Foundations of Language and Reading
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for English Language Arts
  • Sheltered English Instruction
  • M.Ed. Capstone: Collaborative Inquiry