Henry Boer, PhD

Henry BoerAssociate Professor of Education

Office Location: Institute for Collaboration 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.

PhD, Education Administration - Southern Illinois University
Adv. Cert. Educational Administration - University of Illinois                 
MS, Educational Administration - Northern Illinois University                     
BS, Physical Education/Biology - Illinois State University

Areas of Specialization
School Finance
Educational Leadership
Supervision of Practicum Projects

Courses Taught
EDU6080 Introduction to the Practicum
EDU6010 Contemporary Issues in Education
EDU6565 Leaders Role in Fiscal Management
EDU6586 Introduction to the Teacher Leader Practicum
EDU6588 The Teacher Leader Practicum
EDU6660 School Finance
EDU6670 Practicum
SPED6670 Special Education School Finance

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions
Written, published and presented 15 articles during the last 14 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 Interim Director of master programs in the School 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