Angela Snyder
Associate Professor
School of Education
Gibbons Hall (GIB) 322B

Courses I teach...

  • Educational Research
  • EDU 703 Methods of Qualitative Research
  • Action Research
  • SPE 321 Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • SPE 576 Communication Skills for the School-Based Professional

School of Education


  • Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2004. Dissertation: The Impact of High Stakes Tests on High School Students’ Decision to Drop Out of School
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Southern Illinois University, 1997
  • B.S. in Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1994


I joined the Notre Dame faculty in August 2009. Since that time, I have taught classes to all levels of learners, from undergraduate students through doctoral candidates. I primarily teach educational research methods, with courses in Action Research, Qualitative Methods, and general Research Methods. In addition, I teach two courses in special education, instructional methods and communication skills. I serve as a Dissertation chair for several doctoral students, as well as a Reader on various doctoral committees.

In addition to teaching and guiding doctoral students, I am the edTPA Coordinator for the School of Education. edTPA is a performance assessment designed to assess teacher candidates’ readiness to teach upon graduation. This portfolio assessment is a semester long capstone project completed during the internship semester (student teaching). I oversee all candidates involved in this process, including facilitating an online course, monthly seminars, and individual and small group work with teacher candidates. In addition, I am the President Elect for the MD edTPA Collaborative, (will assume a 2-year President role in July 2019) a statewide resource and advocacy collaborative of 16 universities involved in edTPA.

I am the Chair of the SOE edTPA Committee, and serve on two other SOE committees – the Assessment committee and Chalk and Wire Technology committee. I also serve on two university committees – the Faculty Salary and Benefits committee and CFR&D.

Recent Publications

  • Snyder, A.L., Pallett, L., Pennerman, A., Meyer, A., & Spicer, M. (accepted and to be published in February 2019). Sharing our stories: Different paths to edTPA implementation within the MD edTPA collaborative. In L. Barron (ed.) A Practical Guide for edTPA Implementation and Success.
  • Bull, K., Dupuis, J., & Snyder, K. (2017). More than a metaphor: Human impact, drowned cities, and social justice. SIGNAL Journal: The journal of the National Literacy Association’s Special Interest Group Network on Adolescent Literature, 41(2), 8 – 17.
  • Snyder, A. & Pallett, L. (2017). Teacher educators and elementary math instruction: Two technology “novices” use free technology in a teacher education program. International Journal of Education and Human Developments, 3(2). 25 – 30.

Professional Presentations

  • Snyder, A. & Pallett, L. (2018). Down the rabbit hole: The journey to successful edTPA completion at a small university. Presented at the annual national edTPA Conference, October 2018, San Jose, CA.
  • Snyder, A. & Pallett, L. (2018). Down the rabbit hole: The journey to successful edTPA completion at a small university. Presented at the annual Mid-Atlantic edTPA Conference, June 2018, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.
  • Snyder, A., Pallett, L. & Corley, K. (2017). edTPA Retreat. Invited presentation, 4-hour faculty workshop, August 2017: Notre Dame of Maryland University.