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Graduate Faculty

Dr. Sylvia Valentin, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Office Location:
Academic Complex, 330D
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  • Associate professor of early childhood/childhood education at Niagara University.
  • Teaches courses in elementary education teaching methods, special education, TESOL and multicultural education.
  • Experienced educator of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations (k-6).
  •  Holds New York State certifications in B-6 and Bilingual Education.
  • J.D., from UB Law School (1997), concentrations in criminal law, education law and family law.
  • Ph.D. in elementary education (1993) from University at Buffalo, concentrations in bilingual education, second language acquisition and bilingual special education.
  • Ed.M in elementary education/Bilingual Education (1985)
  • Research areas of interest include diversity issues in teacher education programs, preservice teachers’ attitudes towards diversity and achievement of English learners (ELs).