Catherine Hindman Reischl retired from the Teacher Education faculty in August, 2021. She taught courses in the areas of literacy methods and English language development for teachers of elementary and middle school students in the undergraduate and ELMAC programs. Her work focused on creating contexts for beginning and experienced teachers to collaborate in field-based settings as they develop their language and literacy teaching practices. Her research interests focused on the intersection of language, culture, and learning in the lives of children, their families and their teachers and on building university/school partnerships that support high-quality education for underserved students.
Reischl was the coordinator of the Mitchell Scarlett Teaching and Learning Collaborative from 2010 - 2021, a partnership between Ann Arbor Public Schools and the School of Education. She also founded and coordinated the English as a Second Language endorsement program from 2003 - 2021. She led Global Intercultural Education for Undergraduates study abroad courses focusing on language, culture, and learning in New Zealand and Hawaii from 2009 - 2011.
During her career, Reischl taught in K-12 schools and universities in Thailand, India, New Zealand, and the United States. She served as a training and research specialist for teachers of multilingual students at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research and held a faculty appointment at the University of New Hampshire prior to coming to the University of Michigan. 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.
Reflective Teaching Field Experience
Prerequisites: Graduate standing
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