I am the director of and teach in two graduate education programs at Ferrum College: a Master of Education (MEd) in Curriculum & Instruction and an Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in Teacher Leadership & Coaching.

My current teaching practice is on inquiry-based teaching and learning, curriculum and instructional design, and teacher leadership and coaching in schools.

Dr Ryan Bates

Research Interests

Inquiry and project-based learning

Student-centered curriculum

History and social studies education

Teacher self-study

I have written and presented on teacher self-study as well as presented on teacher technology integration and world history curriculum and globalization.

Teaching Practice

Inquiry-based teaching and learning

Curriculum and instructional design

Teacher leadership and coaching in schools

I also have extensive experience teaching and supporting pre- and in-service teachers at the elementary and secondary levels with curriculum and instructional alignment and development, teaching methods, technology integration, assessment, and student interventions.

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