Gerard Buteau

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Professor of Education; Sabbatical SP2015

BS, MEd, Plymouth State College; EdD, Boston University

Contact information

  • 603-535-2641
  • Rounds Hall 020

About Professor Buteau

Dr. Gerard Buteau is a professor in the Elementary Education and Childhood Studies department at Plymouth State University, where he teaches courses in curriculum and instruction with a focus on reading and writing.  He serves as Chair of the Alumni Board of Directors and is past president of NHASCD.   He works with schools to improve curriculum, instruction, and literacy and he currently serves on the school board in Moultonborough, NH.


  • “Planning for Learning: Constructing Meaningful Course Syllabi Using Understanding by Design.”  ASCD Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012
  • Buteau, G. & Joy, C.,  “Reaching and Teaching the English Language Learner.”  Presented at the NEA Fall conference, 2011.
  • True, M. & Buteau, G., “Differentiating Instructional Strategies to Support English Language Learners.”  The New England Reading Association Journal, 2009, Volume 44 (2).
  • True, M. & Buteau, G., “Keeping it Real:  University Instruction, the Primary Classroom, and Self-Assessment.”  The New Hampshire Journal of Education, Spring 2009, Volume 12.
  • “Contextualizing the Learning:  New Approaches to Interactive Teaching and Learning and the Pre-Service Educator.”  11th Annual International Conference on Education, Athens, Greece, May 2009.

Awards or Recognition

  • New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award 2011

Courses Taught

  • Assessing Children in Schools
  • Contemporary Social Trends
  • Foundations of Teaching and Learning
  • Foundations of Reading and Writing
  • Childhood Studies Student Teaching Seminar
  • Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction
  • Introduction to Childhood Studies
  • First Year Seminar: “What are the effect of organized sport on human development?”

Contact Us

Department of Elementary Education and Childhood Studies

Chair: Marianne True

034 Rounds Hall, Lower Level
8 a.m.–4 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2285
Email: (Brenda Gleich, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2879

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #38
Plymouth, NH 03264