You are here: American University School of Education Faculty Profile Page

Back to top

Photograph of Ocheze Joseph

Ocheze Joseph Director of Undergraduate Programs, Teacher Educ and Sr Professorial Lecturer SOE Faculty

Ocheze Joseph
SOE | General Academics & Research
Spring Valley Building 478
BA Lincoln University;
MA Johns Hopkins University;
EdD University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Ocheze Joseph is a proud DC native, and she is passionate about teaching and learning in urban settings. Dr. Joseph has served in several K-12 roles including serving as a reading specialist, an assistant principal, and a Title I principal. She also spent time teaching as a University Lecturer at Vanderbilt University and an Associate Visiting Professor at Howard University.

Dr. Joseph has taught courses on Theory and Methods of Reading, Recognizing and Responding to Diverse Learners, Literacy for Diverse and Special Needs, and has led Early Childhood and Elementary Student Teaching Seminars.

Dr. Joseph's areas of specialization are pre-service teacher development and mentoring, literacy and reading education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and family and community engagement.

Her scholarly work focuses on the preparedness of pre-service teachers to teach literacy.

Dr. Joseph earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Lincoln University, a master's degree in Reading Education from Johns Hopkins University, and her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Joseph is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated, and Charms, Incorporated.
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Spring 2024

  • EDU-321 Field Exper: Observ & Analysis

  • EDU-499 Student Teaching Sem Prof Prac

Fall 2024

  • EDU-321 Field Exper: Observ & Analysis