Henry Boer, Ph.D.

Henry BoerAssociate Professor of Education
Office Location:  Institute for Collaboration, Room 322
Telephone Number: 630-844-4624
Email Address: hboer@aurora.edu

Teaching Philosophy
I focus on ensuring that all classroom activities provide maximum learning opportunities for every person who is enrolled in my courses.  Attention is directed to meet the educational needs of every student by engaging in meaningful activities that demonstrate competencies that are defined in appropriate profession sets of learning standards. These learning standards are identified in each course syllabus that I teach.

Education
Southern Illinois University   Ph.D.  1978  Educational Administration
University of Illinois Adv. Cert. 1973  Educational Administration                   

Northern Illinois University M.S. 1968 Educational Administration                      

Illinois State University B.S. 1966 Physical Education/Biology

Areas of Specialization
Courses in School Finance, Courses in Educational Leadership and Courses in Supervision of Practicum Projects

Courses Taught
EDU 6080 Introduction to the Practicum
EDU 6010 Contemporary Issues in Education
EDU 6565 Leaders Role in Fiscal Management
EDU 6586 Introduction to the Teacher Leader Practicum
EDU 6588 The Teacher Leader Practicum
EDU 6660 School Finance
EDU 6670 Practicum
SPED 6670 Special Education School Finance

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
I have written, published and presented fifteen articles during the last fourteen years on school finance and educational leadership.

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Served as an original Senator on the Facility Senate                             

Assisted in the approval of the Principal Endorsement Program by the ISBE Licensure Board                                                                
Assisted in the approval of the Lead Teacher Program by the ISBE Licensure Board  
Served on several doctoral committees                                             
Served on numerous course syllabus revisions                                      
Serving on the Council for Licensure of School Professionals Committee           

Served as an Interim Director of Master Programs in the College of Education      
Serving as a member of the Faculty Personnel Committee                            
Served on faculty committees to prepare for NCATE visitations                     
Assisted in organizing numerous Master of Arts in Educational Leadership cohorts  
Represented Aurora University at annual educational leadership state conferences