EDCI 5220 Growth/Development of Child & Adolescents
EDEC 2170 Child Growth & Development
EDEL 3020 Methods of Teaching Elementary School
EDEC 3060 Strategies/Techniques in Elementary School Mathematics
EDCI 5820 Advanced Children’s Literature
EDEC 3060B Strategies/Techniques for Elementary Mathematics
EDCI 5220 Human Growth and Development
Ren ée Akbar has a B.S. in Elementary Education, a M.S. in Intercultural/International Development Education, a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and a Ph. D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Dr. Akbar has over twenty years of K-16 experience in teaching and administration. Dr. Akbar was honored as the Teacher of the Year at two schools in Florida because of her success with urban learners. As an assistant principal, Dr. Akbar wrote and managed a Florida Goals 2000 grant project entitled the Southside Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology. The goal of the project was to increase the achievement and the enrollment of underrepresented students in mathematics and science in grades 4 through 8 at three elementary schools and one middle school. The grant project also allowed students to participate in summer camps that exposed them to various academic and career opportunities related to science, mathematics and technology and provided professional development opportunities to the teachers and administrators of these schools. As a Senior Program Specialist with the Southeast Eisenhower Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education @ SERVE, Dr. Akbar assisted the director with administrative tasks and coordinated several projects. Dr. Akbar has provided professional development, technical assistance and consultative services to teachers, administrators, and parents nationally, and within the southeast region. Currently, Dr. Akbar is employed at Xavier University of Louisiana as an assistant professor and Chair of the Division of Education.