Catherine Hindman Reischl

Clinical Professor

Contact

734-936-0872

Location

Room 1302 D
610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

Catherine Hindman Reischl teaches courses and designs professional development for beginning and experienced teachers in the areas of literacy and language development for elementary multilingual students, field instruction for beginning teachers, and classroom management. She currently teaches courses in both the Elementary Master of Arts with Certification (ELMAC) and undergraduate teacher education programs. She is especially interested in creating contexts for beginning and experienced teachers to collaborate in field-based settings as they develop their literacy teaching practices. Her research interests focus on the intersection of language, culture, and schooling in the lives of teachers and on building university/school partnerships that support high-quality education for underserved students.

Reischl is the coordinator of the Mitchell Scarlett Teaching and Learning Collaborative, a partnership between Ann Arbor Public Schools and the School of Education. She also coordinates the ELMAC English as a Second Language endorsement program. She has also served as the coordinator of the ELMAC program was awarded the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Master’s Mentoring Award for her work with students in this program. She has led Global Intercultural Education for Undergraduates study abroad courses focusing on language, culture, and learning in New Zealand and Hawaii.

Reischl has taught in K-12 schools and universities in Thailand, India, New Zealand, and the United States and held a faculty appointment at the University of New Hampshire prior to coming to the School of Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Olaf College; a master's degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education; and a PhD at Michigan State University.

Reischl was the coordinator of the Elementary Master of Arts with Certification (ELMAC) program for eight years and, in collaboration with colleagues, developed the ESL endorsement program for School of Education teacher candidates. She currently teaches courses in both the ELMAC and undergraduate teacher education programs. In 2008, she was awarded the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Master’s Mentoring Award for her work with students in the ELMAC program. She was named a Global Intercultural Education for Undergraduates Fellow (GIEU) for the 2009-2010 school year. She designed and, in 2009 and again in 2011, led study trips for undergraduates to New Zealand to study language, culture, and learning in elementary and high school settings on the North Island. In June 2010, she co-led another GIEU trip to Hawai’i, where University of Michigan students worked with native Hawaiian children and studied language, culture, and learning on the island of Oahu.

Reischl has taught in K-12 schools and universities in Thailand, India, New Zealand, and the United States and held a faculty appointment at the University of New Hampshire prior to coming to the School of Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree at St. Olaf College; a master's degree in reading and language development at Harvard Graduate School of Education; and a PhD in curriculum, teaching, and educational policy (literacy emphasis) at Michigan State University.

 

Courses

Number Course Name Location Days
EDUC 650
Reflective Teaching Field Experience

Prerequisites: Graduate standing
 
Introduces preservice teachers to school settings where observation, inquiry, and participation in the processes of teaching and learning are possible. Provides opportunities for the development of instructional strategies and teaching practices, as well as for inquiry into the contexts of classrooms and schools.

EDUC 490
Topics in Professional Education

Topics concerning professional issues and methods in education. Topics change each term.

Credit Hours: Undergraduates 0.5-6; Graduates 0.5-6