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Emily J Klein

Associate Professor, Secondary and Special Education

University Hall 2128A
BA, Barnard College
MA, Stanford University
PhD, New York University
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Emily J. Klein is an associate professor at Montclair State University of New Jersey in the Department of Secondary and Special Education and currently the MAT Graduate Program Coordinator. She is co-PI on a the WIPRO Science Education Fellowship which is a teacher-leadership program that supports experienced K to 12 science teachers to deepen their practice while staying in the classroom. She earned her doctorate in English Education from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She previously taught high school English in NYC where she developed and implemented interdisciplinary curriculum with the American Social History Project and the NYC Opera Project. She is the author of several articles on high school professional development, building communities of practice, and teacher leadership, and published a book about scaling up of successful high school designs with Teachers College Press: Going to scale with new school designs: Reinventing high school. In 2015 she published a book about her work in the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency entitled: A year in the life of a third space urban teacher residency: Using inquiry to reinvent teacher education.


School Change, Teacher Professional Learning, Teacher Leadership, Professional Communities of Practice, Urban Teacher Residencies


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3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Research Projects


This is a longitudinal study of teacher leadership in the WIPRO SEF program.

Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency

This is a longitudinal qualitative study of the Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency Program.