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Kean University


Ph.D., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand

M.Ed., Adult & Higher Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Diploma of Teaching, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Montessori Teaching Diploma, Association Montessori Internationale

B.A., University of Karachi, Pakistan


Sehba Mahmood, Ph.D., is a global citizen; she has lived, studied and worked across continents. She completed her undergraduate degree in Karachi and her higher education in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been a teacher educator in New Zealand and the United States. Over the years, Mahmood has presented her research on teacher education in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan. She has published in major peer reviewed journals in her field. She is the edTPA Coordinator at the College of Education and it has been her privilege to support over 1000 edTPA test takers from Kean University. Mahmood is also the Coordinator of the B.A. in Early Childhood Education Program; this program has over 300 students. She also teaches the Early Childhood capstone course. She is committed to supporting and guiding students in all her roles. In recognition of this in 2019, she was humbled to receive the ‘Richard J. Nichols, Ed.D. Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Faculty Member  to the College of Education’ at Kean University. Her volunteer work includes Higher Education Reviewer for the National Association for the Education of Young Children and doctoral research external examiner for numerous universities in developing countries. Mahmood loves spending time with her family and enjoys traveling.

Research and Areas of Expertise

edTPA and Teacher Education


Courses Taught

EC 4000 - Teacher & the Early Elementary Classroom