Senior Lecturer - Early Childhood Education

Kate Cowles is a senior lecturer specializing in the Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) licensure program. Her teaching includes courses on Culturally Responsive Education, Preschool Curriculum Development, and Children's Literature & Literacy. In addition to her teaching role, she also serves as Student Internship Supervisor.

In 2013, Kate began working as a mentor teacher at UVM’s Campus Children’s School. She accepted a position as a full-time lecturer in the Department of Education in 2016.

Kate shares her work by presenting at venues such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Learning Institute, the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC) Early Childhood Conference and Retreat, and the Vermont Early Learning Standards (VELS) Institute.  

Awards and Recognition

Educational Leadership Graduate Award in Education and Public Affairs, University of Vermont, 2013

Associations and Affiliations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)

Re-conceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE)

Kate Cowles

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Children’s participatory rights and civic engagement
  • Teacher education

Education

  • M.Ed, Educational Leadership, University of Vermont
  • B.A., English and Philosophy, The College of Wooster

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