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Patricia A. Newman, EdD

  • Director of Teacher Education and Certification
Media Expertise:
  • Education

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Affiliated Programs


  • EdD, K-12 Educational Leadership (2018)
    Widener University (PA)
  • MA, Special Education (2009)
    Widener University (PA)
  • BA, Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education (2008)
    Widener University (PA)

About Me

My career began as an Early Childhood teacher for 14 years, 9 of which were spent at Widener University's Child Development Center. My philosophy of teaching Elementary and Early Childhood Education courses focuses on creating confident, culturally diverse teachers, in a learning environment conducive to growth and practice. My practice includes teaching in a hands-on manner, with the use of manipulatives and first-hand teaching experiences.

Research Interests

My research interests include special education, K-12 educational leadership, professional development, teacher certification, and teacher retention.


Newman, P. (2018). Examining Principal Perceptions Toward the Inclusion of Elementary Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Regular Education Classroom.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)

Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Penn Association for the Education of Young Children (PennAEYC)

Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC)

Delaware County Early Childhood Education Association (DCECEA)

Pennsylvania Child Care Association


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