Beth Graue
Sorenson Professor of Childhood Studies and Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction


  • Child development
  • Class size and structure
  • Parent involvement
  • School reform

Beth Graue, a former kindergarten teacher, is Sorenson professor of childhood studies and chair in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches courses in research methods and early childhood policy. Graue is an American Educational Research Association fellow and served as a member at large for AERA until 2015. She is best known for her work on readiness for school and home-school relations. She is studying pre-K professional development for developmentally and culturally-responsive early math and is engaged in a comparative study of pre-K policy enactment in New Jersey and Wisconsin.