Amy Saks Pavese Director of Graduate Education; MAT Co-Coordinator; Arts Concentration Coordinator; ELL Licensure Coordinator


Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A., M.Ed. University of Notre Dame

Areas of expertise – Teacher identify formation

Preparing teachers to work with culturally diverse students, Educational foundations, Elementary math and science

Courses I Teach:

  • Educational Foundations
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Schools and Society
  • Student Teaching Supervision

Programs I Advise:

  • Arts Concentration
    • M.Ed.
    • CAGS
  • English Language Learner (ELL) Licensure and Endorsement
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (with Claudine Bedell)

Recent News

Amy Saks Pavese,  Claudine Bedell and Becky Wigglesworth of the Education faculty organized a fall Workshop Series through the College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program fall semester, including a well-attended December 1 session with five panelists, all local educators with relevant experiences, on the topic “Antiracist Pedagogies: Justice and Healing at the Center.” Among the panelists was Rebecca Haslam ’03 of the Saint Michael’s Education faculty. Said Amy Saks Pavese, “We began the Fall Workshop Series with our first MAT cohort in 2018 as a way to extend our teacher candidates’ understanding of timely and relevant topics in the field, with a particular focus on social-emotional learning.”
(posted February 2022)

Claudine Bedell, Rebecca Haslam, Amy Knight, Amy Saks Pavese, and Becky Wigglesworth of the education faculty shared at the Teaching Professor Conference in June their experiences designing and coordinating the new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program launched in May 2019. The conference included both a virtual component and an in-person presentation in New Orleans. The team’s presentation, “Fostering Engaged Participation to Promote Relevant and Rigorous Learning,” highlighted the mission-driven design of the MAT and the program’s focus on emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement of students as significant factors contributing to the program’s success.
(posted July 2021)