Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Chair of ARC; Chair of Master in MTMS
Office: Peterson Hall 419
Education: BA, University of Winnipeg, 1989; BEd, University of Winnipeg, 1989; MA, Providence Theological Seminary, 2000; EdD, Seattle Pacific University, 2003. At SPU since 2003.
Dr. Henry Algera is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg (BA in French; BEd. in secondary education), Providence Theological Seminary (MA in student development) and Seattle Pacific University (EdD in curriculum and instruction). His K–12 teaching experience has included public, private, and international school contexts.
Dr. Algera currently directs the Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification (ARC) program, which has developed a reputation for being a rigorous, intensive, and rewarding pathway to teacher certification. His primary teaching responsibilities include introductory and capstone courses in the ARC program.
Dr. Algera’s present research focus is a field project to develop a Christian high school based on a 1-1 learning design. This is, in part, made possible by reconfiguring the traditional understanding of a secondary high school education to adopt a 21st century teaching and learning model that includes project-based learning, competency-based assessment, and online/community-based instruction.
Please view Dr. Algera's C.V. (PDF) for a list of publications.
Why I Teach at SPU
Henry Algera, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction; Chair of Alternative Routes to Certification (ARC); Chair of Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics and Science
"I teach at SPU so I can help others attain their goals for teacher certification and enter the teaching profession. We desperately need effective and engaging teachers! I strongly believe that, together, we are able to positively impact student learning in today’s schools."