Gerard Buteau

Gerard Buteau

Phone: (603) 535-2641
Office: Education, Democracy & Social Change, Rounds Hall Rm 124E, MSC 38, Plymouth, NH 03264


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

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 the 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?”