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Dean Marple


Professor, Secondary Education

518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, Iowa


I work closely with area middle schools in developing experiences for St. Ambrose students and middle school students that provide educational growth for both. These experiences provide our future teachers with opportunities to gain insights in working with this age group.

My work is a reflection of the many years I spent first teaching this age group and then serving as a 6th-8th grade building principal.


Education and Training

EdD, Illinois State University
Curriculum and Education
Dissertation Topic: Perspectives on Student Teaching: A Comparative Ethnographic Study of Traditional and Non-traditional Student Teachers

Education Specialist Degree, Western Illinois University
Concentration: Educational Administration

MS, ibid
Concentration: Social Sciences

Non-degree courses leading to teaching certification, Augustana College

BA, University of Illinois
BA, Political Science

Teaching certification areas and teaching experience
Illinois Administrative K-12 Superintendent

Illinois Administrative K-12 General Administrative

Illinois Standard Secondary Teaching

Illinois Standard Elementary Teaching

Former junior and senior high teacher

Former building principal

Middle School Endorsements (pdf)


Courses Taught

Educ 205 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Educ 305 Secondary Methods
Educ 455 Middle School Psychology
Educ 461 The Middle School