Worcester State University
Education Department


Margaret Bouchard Pray

Margaret Bouchard

Contact Information
Office: S227
Phone: (
508) 929-8840
Email: mbouchard@worcester.edu


Ed.D. – Boston University



M.Ed – Boston College



B.S. Bridgewater State College



Area of Specialization 

Margaret Bouchard holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching and Reading Education. Her Master of Education program concentrated on special education in general, but specialized in reading disabilities and assessment. She is especially interested in research and development of, literacy methodology, assessment, family literacy, teacher education programs and service learning.


Representative Professional Activities

Presenter for International, National & State Conferences

      Oxford Research Round Table – Teachers’ Knowledge of             
      Assessing the Literate Context

      International Reading Association - Teaching Preservice       
Teachers to Think Critically, Read to Me Papa-Development of
      Parent Involvement
(2007, 2010)

      Association of Teacher Educators- Problem-based Learning

      Massachusetts Reading Association- The Neglected Half of
Assessment, How Do You Say Struggling Reader in Swedish?
      (2007, 2009).


Grant /Awards Recipient

      WSC Faculty Mini-Grants for Problem-based learning & Service

      Massachusetts Reading Association Mini- Grants
(2008 & 

       “Building Caring Communities Book by Book”


      Celebrate Literacy Award from IRA and MACURE -2009


      WSC Service Learning Fellow- Center of Service learning and

      Civil Engagement (2007- 2008)


Professional Duties
      Co-founder/Advisor of Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society
Reading Honor Society for WSC Graduate Students & Alumni 

      Coordinator for WSC Graduate Reading Programs 
(2003- 2010)


Current Courses Taught

ED148 Introduction to the Foundations of Reading

ED 317 ECE Early Literacy, Children’s Literature & Language Arts

ED 343 Elementary Reading, Language Arts and Literature

ED 917 Diagnosis, Analysis and Remediation of Reading

            Difficulties in the Middle & Upper Grades

ED 984 Reading Portfolio

ED 992 Elementary Portfolio

EL 907 Assessing Teaching & Learning in
Elementary Education

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