WAYNE – An assistant professor at Wayne State College in the School of Education and Counseling was recognized during the 2018 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) annual meeting in Las Vegas.
Dr. Christian Legler was one of eight teacher educators selected across the nation to participate in the highly competitive 2018 ATE Emerging Scholars program.
During the program, Legler recently presented research that stemmed from his doctoral dissertation titled, “E-Mentoring Novice Teachers Through University-Sponsored Online Induction: Implications for Practice.”
Dr. Legler was also selected to participate in the 2018 Association of Teacher Education Clinical Fellows program during the annual meeting. According to a release from Wayne State College, he was part of a select group of teacher educators who were invited nationally to participate in a special symposium.
Legler collaborated with fellow teacher educators about issues centering on clinical practice facing educator preparation programs. He looks forward to applying what he learned at the symposium to enhance clinical practice in the Educational Foundations and Leadership Department at Wayne State College.
Before becoming a college professor, Legler worked in the non-profit sector for eight years. He then changed careers and became a high school science and social studies teacher in Jacksonville, Fla., teaching for eight years. In 2013, he began working on his doctoral degree at the University of Florida, specializing in curriculum, teaching and teacher education because of his aspirations to prepare future teachers. After completing his doctorate, Legler began teaching at Wayne State College in August 2017.