Biography

Rebekah Louis is an assistant professor, co-director of graduate teacher education, and graduate clinical education coordinator for graduate teacher education at Stonehill College. She has taught in higher education for nearly a decade, drawing upon her many years of experience as a teacher in the public schools. 

She researches the clinical experience aspect of teacher preparation, with two main research strands: investigating how technology use in clinical preparation impacts teacher candidates’ experiences and the impact of placement factors on teacher candidates’ clinical experiences. She is co-principal investigator of Project InSIDE: Instantiating Social Justice, Inclusivity, Democracy, and Equity: A Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, examining whether/how equity-centered program ideologies extend to clinical placements. She is also a researcher with Project SOLVE, a multi-year national research project, examining the impact of the pandemic on teachers and teaching and implications for clinical experiences in teacher preparation programs. She is also a member of a multi-university research team focused on the impacts of special education teachers’ working conditions on teacher candidates’ self-efficacy and intent to teach. 

Education

  • B.A., Boston College
  • M.Ed., Boston College
  • Ed.D., Northeastern University

Courses Taught

  • Language & Literacy in Special Education
  • Literacy for Adolescent Students with Disabilities
  • Reflective Seminar: Professional Practice
  • Classroom Pedagogy
  • Curricular Innovations & Assistive Technology

Areas of Expertise

Titles

Assistant Professor of Graduate Education, Co-Director of Graduate Teacher Education, Coordinator of Graduate Clinical Experience

Departments

Education

Selected Publications, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Louis, R. (under review). From practice to field: Collaborative practice for teacher candidates through virtual simulations.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.  Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Louis, R. (2022). Leveraging virtual simulations to increase collaborative practice in special education teacher preparation. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1788-1792). San Diego, CA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Principal Investigator, Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Mursion Simulation Pilot.
  • Principal Investigator, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, EPIC (Elevate Preparation: Impact Children), Supervisor Certification Pilot.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, EPIC (Elevate Preparation: Impact Children) Partnership Innovation Grant.