Dr. Jennifer Stephens, ELC Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Teacher Education Fellows Program, was recently interviewed for Study.com, a leading online education resource making learning accessible for over 30 million students and educators a month. Dr. Stephens provided advice for students preparing to become teachers, answering questions such as What advice do you have for preparing for and passing teacher certification exams? and How do you recommend that prospective teachers find support and community during their time as a student and new teacher?
Study.com incorporated Dr. Stephens’ thoughtful responses into their 2021 Teacher Certification Exam & Test Prep Guide — her expert insight can be found here.
In addition to Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Teacher Education Fellows Program, Dr. Stephens serves as a N.C. Education Policy Fellow and an editor of the Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership. She is guided by the principles that learning is a holistic endeavor encompassing the intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the human experience; teaching and learning are reciprocal processes involving both teachers and students; and learning should extend beyond the classroom in ways that are both practical (what is) and theoretical (what is possible).
As co-creator of the Toward a Liberated Learning Spirit (TALLS) model for developing critical consciousness, her work focuses on inclusive, justice-forward pedagogy and curriculum design. Learn more about Dr. Stephens here.