Claudine Bedell Associate Professor of Education; MAT Co-Coordinator; Curriculum and Instructional Design Coordinator



Ed.D. Indiana University
M.Ed. Saint Michael’s College
B.S. Purdue University

Courses I Teach:

  • Adolescent Development for undergraduates
  • Classroom Assessment Design and Practice
  • Student Teaching Seminar for graduate students
  • The Decision to Teach

I also supervise student teachers in the field.

Programs I Advise:

  • Curriculum Concentration
    • M.Ed.
    • CAGS
  • MAT (with Amy Saks-Pevese)


I am particularly interested in personalized learning and the concept of teacher dispositions.

My doctorate is from Indiana University in Bloomington, in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. My dissertation is titled, “A Qualitative Study of Teacher Interpretation and Instructional Decision-Making in Response to Student Voice.”

Awards & Recognition

I co-authored a teacher’s guide, “Using Standards in Your Classroom: A Teacher Resource Guide,” for the Vermont Department of Education, and I made conference presentations with colleagues titled “Teacher Quality Enhancement” and “Middle Frame for School Improvement.”

Recent News

Claudine Bedell, Amy Saks Pavese 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)