Gerard Buteau

Professor of Education

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

Contact information

  • 603-535-2641
  • Rounds Hall 124B

About Professor Buteau

Dr. Buteau earned his B.S in Elementary Education from Plymouth State College in 1986 and M.Ed in Guidance and Counseling from Plymouth State College in 1992. In 1998, he earned his Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston University, where he studied with Dr. Kevin Ryan, an expert in the area of character education.

Dr. Buteau is a former elementary classroom teacher and has been a professor at Plymouth State University for 24 years. At PSU he teaches courses in curriculum development, instructional strategies and literacy education. His area of research/scholarship is in Literacy Education.

Dr. Buteau does extensive service work on several boards. He is a member of the New Hampshire Institutions of Higher Education, Past President and current member of the PSU Board of Alumni Directors, Vice Chair of the Moultonborough School Board, Past President and current member of New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, member of the New Hampshire Professional Standards Board, and sits on the Governing Board of Directors of REL/NEI (Regional Educational Laboratory, Northeast and Islands).


  • “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?”