Bruce Spitzer

Professor of Education, Chairperson, Department of Education


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Bruce Spitzer, Professor of Education, has served as Chair of the Department of Education since 2017. His career in education includes stints as a high school speech and drama teacher, a high school English and journalism teacher, a community college English and Theatre instructor, a corporate vice president of instruction for a distance learning training company, a university graduate teaching and research assistant, and a professor of teacher education and instructional technology. Administratively, he has served as a department head and dean.

In all aspects of his professional life, he strives to be a servant leader. His personal mission statement reads, “With a light heart and a servant’s perspective, I seek to empower the work of individuals and groups that value learning, seek justice, and promote equality and success for all.”

He is a teacher at heart, a teacher educator by calling, and technology-using professional by training. He enjoys working with people who are dedicated to creating tomorrow's teachers, school professionals, and community leaders who will make a difference in the world.

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Courses Taught

EDUC 200 Introduction to HS/MS/K12 Teaching

EDUC 235 Educational Technology in K12 Classrooms

EDN 411 Teacher Leadership in the Learning Environment

EDUC 492 Pre-Residency Seminar

EDUC 494 Student Teaching Residency Seminar

EDN 503 Teacher as Leader

MORG 500 Leadership and Organizational Theory