Angelia Durand, EdD

  • Program Coordinator, English Language Arts and Reading
  • Assistant Professor of Education


  • EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Reading, Language Arts and Literature, University of Houston
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Reading and Language Arts, University of Houston
  • BS, Elementary Education, Specialization in Early Childhood Education, University of Houston


Courses Taught

  • Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
  • Learning and Development
  • TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar
  • Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
  • Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
  • Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction
  • American Educational Reform
  • Research Technique and Procedures
  • Teaching Methodology for the Professional
  • Critical Issues in Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
  • Reading & Writing for Pre-Adolescents
  • Teaching Content Area Reading Skills
  • Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • Reading & Writing for Pre-Adolescents
  • Content Area Reading
  • Reading: A Linguistic Perspective

Teaching Focus

Reading Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Research

Additional Information

Prior to joining the faculty at HBU, Dr. Durand served as an assistant research professor at the University of Houston. This work includes collaboration with colleagues in reading education research. Dr. Durand’s research interests include early acquisition of literacy skills, teacher education and assessment used to drive instruction and intervention and parent education. Her background includes teaching kindergarten, in both public and private school, serving in school administration, and teaching pre-service teachers reading education classes at the college level. Dr. Durand served on the evaluation team for the Reading Excellence Act and Reading First for the State of Texas, which included grades kindergarten through 3rd grade. She most recently served as the Project Director of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Center for all funded grantees across the country. The SRCL Initiative included birth through 12th grade.

Dr. Durand has been involved in preschool teacher training since her formal training as an undergraduate began back in the 1980’s. She has developed and presented presentations at local, state and national conferences that include such organizations as NAEYC, HAAEYC, Methodist Wee Day schools, Independent Schools of the Southwest and IRA. She has served on many grant review committees through several government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Education, AmeriCorps, and NAEYC. She also serves on the committee for both IRA and NAEYC annual conferences to review literacy proposals.

Throughout her career, Dr. Durand has continued to work with the preschool programming at her church. She and her husband, Doug, teach young marrieds in Sunday school and she is currently in her 26th year teaching preschool music.

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