Liz Coulson

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Education Studies Undergraduate Program Coordinator Language Studies
Office Location:
3359 Mississauga Road, Maanjiwe nendamowinan, 4th floor
Mississauga , ON
L5L 1C6

Dr. Coulson is the Coordinator of the Education Minor Program at the University of Toronto, Mississauga where she teaches courses in conflict management, experiential learning, equity and diversity. She is also a part-time instructor and practicum placement officer in the Master’s of Teaching Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Her areas of specialization and research include teacher education, English language Learning, e-learning, inclusive pedagogy, social justice, international and comparative education.

Influential in developing English language programs for newcomer Canadians at UTM, Dr. Coulson also manages a summer English language, business and leadership program on the UTM campus for International high school students. Liz was a consultant and liaison to Ontario’s Ministry of Education and contributed as a reviewer for Indigenous studies courses recently introduced across Ontario secondary schools.

She has written several online additional qualification courses, coordinated international teacher development programs for teachers from India, Japan Denmark and China and published papers and presented at conferences and faculties of Education both in Canada and internationally.

A former consultant to the Toronto Regional Immigration Council, she designed learning modules on diversity training topics now used in banks and corporations and co-created a Financial Literacy Learning curriculum in current use by Ontario high school teachers.

A specialist in teacher training, Liz opened a regional cohort site in Halton for candidates in OISE’s former Bachelor of Education program, taught business and accounting in the B.ED program for many years and was the domestic and international internship coordinator placing teacher candidates in experiential learning opportunities across 20+ countries. She recently accompanied a group students to India in partnership with UTM Abroad office and is committed to creating exciting new school and community based internships and field placements for her Education Minor students. Prior to her work in post-secondary, she worked as an elementary and secondary school teacher with Peel and Halton Boards of Education.


Education Studies