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Laura Gellert

Assistant Professor


School of Education


Teaching Learning and Culture: Undergraduate Childhood Education, Mathematics Education


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  • Education

    (2008)  Ph.D.            Graduate Center, City University of New York

    Urban Education, specialization in Mathematics Education                               

    Dissertation: New Elementary School Teachers and Mathematics: An Investigation through a Community of Practice

    (1999)   M.S               New York University,  NewYork                                            


    (1993)   A.B                Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA                                            


  • Courses Taught

    EDCE 6100C How Children Learn Mathematics:  Grade 1 - 6

    EDCE 6000C How Children Learn Mathematics:  Birth - Grade 2

    EDCE 32200 Teaching Children Mathematics grades 1 - 6

    MATHE 8106N:  Algebra for Middle School Teachers

  • Research Interests

    Mentoring in mathematics

    Communitites of practice

    Alternative certification for mathematics teachers

    Collaborative Team Teaching and the teaching of mathematics

  • Publications


    Gellert, L. & Gonzalez, L., (2011). “Teacher Collaboration: Implications for New

                Mathematics Teachers.” Current Issues in Education, 14(1). Retrieved from              



         Foote, M., Gellert, L., & Smith, B., (2011) “The Evolution of Mathematics Teacher Identity

                in an Urban Context” Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, (In Press).

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