B.S.Ed., State University of New York College at Cortland, 1980
M.S.Ed., State University of New York College at Brockport, 1985
M.S., Russell Sage College, 1993
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2001
EDUC 701/801A: Human Development and Learning/Educational Psychology
EDUC 760/860: Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs
EDUC 901B: Internship and Seminar in Early Childhood Education
EDUC 943: Changing Contexts in Early Education
EDUC 944: Inclusive Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs
EDUC 947: Curriculum for Young Children with Special Needs: Evaluation and Program Design
Fields of Research
Improving quality inclusive early childhood education through improved collaboration between parents, early childhood teachers, and early intervention service providers, teacher preparation in early childhood education utilizing service-learning and interdisciplinary experience, increased understanding of how to support diverse learners.
Leslie J Couse, PhD
February 8, 2015
Dr. Leslie J. Couse (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Associate Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her expertise lies in preparing teachers for inclusive early childhood settings through interdisciplinary collaboration with parents, teachers, and service providers. Through community partnerships she researches inclusive teacher education, leadership development for the field of disability, and the use of technology in early education. She is Chair of the Education Department and Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education funded Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology Project. Dr. Couse is co-editor of The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (Routledge, 2015), has served as guest editor for a special issue and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, and past Governing Board member of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).