Leslie J. Couse, PhD

New Hampshire LEND Program
University of New Hapmshire,Education Department
303A Thompson Hall, 105 Main St
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-0638
Email: leslie.couse@unh.edu
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Last Updated: September 26, 2017

Leslie J. Couse

Leadership Administrative Staff: Faculty/Education
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood
AUCD Council Membership: Council for Interdisciplinary Service
No Council Membership
Research: Interdisciplinary preparation of early educators through collaboration with parents and professionals to improve of inclusive practice
Use of technology in early education to improve access
Leadership development
Education: Ph.D. Child & Family Studies: Inclusive Early Childhood Ed Syracuse University
M.S. Public Administration: Human Services Administration Russell Sage College
M.S.Ed. Physical Education for Special Populations SUNY Brockport
B.S. Ed. Physical Education: Elementary SUNY Cortland
Service: Editorial Board - Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education
Guest Editor of Special Issue on Inclusive Early Childhood Teacher Preparation
National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators: Region 1 Rep 2006-08
Guest Reviewer: Journal of Educational Psychology; Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal of Early Childhood Education
Grant Reviewer: US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education
NH Interagency Coordinating Council


Dr. Leslie J. Couse (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire.  Her expertise lies in preparing teachers for inclusive early childhood settings through interdisciplinary collaboration with parents, teachers, and service providers.  Through community partnerships she researches inclusive teacher education, leadership development for the field of disability, and the use of technology in early education.  She is past-Chair of the Education Department and Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education funded Early Childhood Special Education Assistive Technology Project.  Dr. Couse is co-editor of The Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education (Routledge, 2016), has served as guest editor for a special issue and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, and past Governing Board member of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).