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John Shafer, M.A.

Professor of Education



University of Rochester  M.A., Ed.D

Cornell University B.S.

Institutes include Harvard, Yale, Syracuse and Messiah College

New York State Teaching Certifications:

  • District wide administration
  • Secondary School Principal
  • Secondary Supervisor
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry


I taught in West Irondequoit Central School District for 12 years(9 in science and 3 as district planner), Brighton Central School District for 24 years (5 as District Mathematics and
Science Coordinator, 18 as Ass’t Supt. For Instruction and Curriculum and
1 year as Acting Supt. Of Schools). I retired from the public school and taught
1 year at SUNY Brockport before coming to Roberts Wesleyan College. I have been
at Roberts since 1998 and have happily worked with undergraduate and graduate
students seeking to become teachers.

Courses Taught

Graduate level Courses:

EDUC 5212 Student Behavior and Learning Environments

EDUC 6222 Secondary Content Methods

EDUC 6223 Instructional Management for Productive Learning Environments

SAVE  (Schools Against Violence in Education)

Supervisor of student teachers

Undergraduate Level Courses:

EDU 302 Principles of Education

EDU 310, 312, 313, 314, 317 Secondary Content Methods

EDU 333 Strategies for Inclusive Education

EDU 330 Classroom Management

SAVE  (Schools Against Violence in Education)

Supervisor of student teachers