Department of Curriculum and
School of Education
Sullivan Hall, Room 521
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Phone: (718) 990-1306
Fax: (718) 990-7466
Ed.D. in Literary from the University of Pennsylvania, 2003
M.A. in Educational Supervision and Administration from Texas
Woman’s University, 1994
M.A. in English Literature from Queens College (1989)
B.A. in Secondary Education from Queens College (1985).
Career Development and College Readiness in Secondary Schools
Literary Responses and Understandings among Young adolescents
Schaefer, M. B. (2011). Becoming a good teacher: Struggles from the
swampland. Voices from the Middle, National Council
of Teachers of English (NCTE). Forthcoming.
Schaefer, M. B. (2010). From loathing to love:
Sandy’s reading journey. In K. F. Malu (Ed.), Voices
fromthe middle: Narratives for, by and about the middle
level community (pp. 107-125). Charlotte, VA:
Information Age Publishing.
Schaefer, M.B., Rivera, L.M., & Ophals, E.
(2010). Creating a collaborative career development programfor
middle school students. Middle School Journal, 42(2), p.
Rivera, L. M. & Schaefer, M. B. (2009).
The career institute: A collaborative career development programfor
traditionally underserved secondary (6-12) school students.
Journal of Career Development,35., p. 406-426.
(NPR) (Rivera 60%,Schaefer, 40%)
“Career Development in the Schools: The Career Institute Seven
Years Later.” National Career Development Association (NCDA), San
Antonio, TX (July, 2011) with Lourdes Rivera
“Giving Up to Get More: Birthing a Unified
Pre-service Teacher Education Model.” The 32nd Annual
Ethnography Conference, University of Pennsylvania, February, 2011)
with Julie Carter and Judith McVarish
“Middle school and university faculty create a
school-wide career development and college readiness program.”
National Middle School Association (NMSA), Baltimore, MA.
(November, 2010) with Lourdes Rivera
“Get ready for college by going: A week of
collegiate life in middle school.” National Middle School
Association (NMSA), Baltimore, MA. (November, 2010) with Lourdes
“Preparing students with learning disabilities
for the future: A focus on career development.”19th
Annual World Congress on Learning Disabilities, Fairfield, NJ
sustainable career development program: Counselors, teachers and
administrators transform student learning” National Career
Development Association (NCDA), San Francisco, CA. (July, 2010)
role of the school counselor in the school community.” American
Educational Research Association, AERA) Denver, CO. (May, 2010)