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School of Teacher Education

113 McWhinnie Hall
Phone: (307) 766-3130, FAX: (307) 766-2018
Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/ste

Professor

JOHN KAMBUTU, B. A. University of Wyoming 1991; M. A. 1992; Ph.D. 1998; Professor of Educational Studies 2015, 1999.

Associate Professor

JENNA SHIM, B.A. California State University - Los Angeles 1994; M.M. Manhattan School of Music - New York 1996; M.S. State University of New York - Albany 2006; Ph.D. 2009; Associate Professor of Educational Studies 2016, 2010.

Assistant Professor

JASON KATZMANN, B.S. Texas Women’s University 1994; M.A. Colorado College 2000; Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado 2007; Assistant Professor of Educational Studies 2016, 2007.

Assistant Lecturer

JANET LEAR, B.S. Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison 1990; M.A. University of California, Berkeley 1998; Ph.D. University of Denver 2017; Assistant Lecturer of Educational Studies 2019.

Educational Studies

Educational Studies courses are offered in the academic areas of educational foundations (including introductory content in educational history, sociology, and policy), teaching and learning, assessment, multicultural education, and educational psychology (including developmental psychology). The program offers interdisciplinary, field-based courses for those candidates in the first two phases of the teacher education program. The connection between course work, multicultural education, educational psychology, and teaching and learning, along with field-based experiences, has the structural effect of bridging the gap between theory and practice.

The courses offered in the program are linked with the state of Wyoming's Professional Education Standards. In addition to striving to meet the state standards, the faculty works to engage students on issues of leadership, literacy, multiculturalism/diversity, special education, and technology. Authentic assessments are key aspects of program courses.

Educational Studies (EDST) Courses

Elementary and Early Childhood Education Program

Professors

STEVEN M. BIALOSTOK, B.A. University of the Pacific 1975; M.S.W. California State University - Sacramento 1986; Ph.D. University of Arizona 1999; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2015, 2000.
CYNTHIA BROCK, B.S. Oregon State University 1981; MGd Washington State University 1985; Ph.D. Michigan State University 1997; Wyoming Excellence in Education Literacy Chair 2015.
SCOTT A. CHAMBERLIN, B.A. Purdue University 1989 and 1993; M.Ed. University of Utah 1998; Ph.D. Purdue University 2002; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2015, 2003.
JACQUELINE LEONARD, B.A. Saint Louis University 1981; M.A.T. University of Texas, Dallas 1991; M.T.S. Southern Methodist University 1994; Ph.D. University of Maryland at College Park 1997; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012.
PETER WILLIAM MORAN, B.A. University of Wyoming 1987; M.A. Kansas State University 1993; Ph.D. 2000; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2017, 2001.
ALLEN TRENT, B.A. Eastern Kentucky University 1986; M.S. University of Dayton 1992; Ph.D. The Ohio State University 2000; Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012.

Associate Professors

ALAN R. BUSS, B.A. Brigham Young University 1989; M.A. 1993; Ph.D. University of Wyoming 1998; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2003, 1997.
TAO HAN, B.A. Sungshin Women’s University, Korea 1984; M.A. University of Arizona 1993; M.A. University of Nevada-Reno 2002; Ph.D. 2006; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2016, 2010.
ANA HOUSEAL, B.A. University of Iowa 1985; M.A. University of Northern Iowa 1998; Ph.D. University of Illinois 2010; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2017, 2011.
TRICIA JOHNSON,
B.S. Lehigh University 1991; M.Ed. 1993; Ed.S. George Washington University 1997; Ed.D. Columbia University 2004; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2012.
STEVEN LOCKE, B.A. Indiana University 1985; M.S. Portland State University 1991; Ph.D. Indiana University 1997; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2005, 2001.
PATRICK MANYAK, B.A. Pepperdine University 1988; M.S. 1990; Ph.D. University of Southern California-Los Angeles 2001; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2007, 2001.
LYDIAH NGANGA, B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; M.S. 2000; Ph.D. 2005; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2011, 2005.
AMY ROBERTS, B.S. Indiana University 1986; M.A. Portland State University 1991; Ph.D. Indiana University 1996; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2004, 1998.
DANA ROBERTSON, B.A. Berklee College of Music 1996; M.Ed. University of Massachusetts 2001; Ed.D. Boston University 2012; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2019, 2012.
KATHERINE MUIR WELSH, B.A. University of California—Berkeley 1986; Single Subject Teaching Credential (Life Sciences) University of California—Santa Barbara 1990; Ph.D. University of California—Los Angeles 2002; Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2008, 2002.

Assistant Professor

ALI BICER, B.S. Celal Bayar University 2006; M.S. Texas A&M University 2012; Ph.D. 2016; Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2019.

Senior Lecturers

KIMBERLY GUSTAFSON, B.A. University of Wyoming 1998; M.A. 2003; Senior Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2019, 2007.
AMY SPIKER,
B.A. University of Wyoming 1989; M.A. 2004; Senior Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2016, 2007.

Associate Lecturer

NIKKI BALDWIN, B.A. University of Wyoming 1994; M.A. 2005; Associate Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2015, 2009.

Assistant Lecturers

JENNIFER GERINGER, B.A. University of Texas - San Antonio 1991; M.S. University of Wyoming 1997; Ph.D. 2001; Assistant Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2015.
ROCHELLE MCCOY, B.A. Western Governors University 2006; M.A. 2012; Assistant Lecturer of Elementary and Early Childhood Education 2019.

Professors Emeritus

Michelle Buchanan, Barbara A. Chatton, Margaret Cooney, Judith Z. Ellsworth, Patricia McClurg. R. Timothy Rush

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education program prepares students to teach grades K-6. Students majoring in elementary education take general university studies courses, content courses in math, science, literacy, music, art, American diversity, and communication, and education courses in special education, democracy in schools, assessment, and content pedagogy. Additionally, elementary majors choose an area of concentration or a minor. The areas of concentration include Early Childhood Education B-8, Creative Arts, International Studies/American Cultural Diversity, and Environmental Studies. Two minors are available: Literacy and Early Childhood Education.

Literacy Minor

The Literacy minor allows interested students to develop expertise in teaching literacy in the elementary school. Through the minor program students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills related to teaching reading and writing and thus will be well prepared to compete for and excel in teaching positions in elementary schools in Wyoming and elsewhere. The Literacy minor fulfills the Area of Concentration or minor requirement in the Elementary Education major program.The minor consists of 15 credit hours.

Required courses (18 credits)
EDEL 2140: Teaching Literacy in Elementary School (3 credits)
EDEL 4390/5390: Literature and Reading/Writing Instruction (3 credits)
EDEL 3720: Literacy Difficulties: Assessment and Instruction (3 credits)
EDEL 3710: Integrated Reading and Writing in the Disciplines (3 credits)
EDCI 4300: Clinical Assessment and Instructions (3 credits)

Elementary Education (EDEL) Courses

Early Childhood

The College of Education offers an early childhood minor and three early childhood endorsement programs.

Early Childhood Minor

The minor consists of 22 credit hours including 9 hours of upper division credit. It is recommended that students interested in obtaining the early childhood minor apply to the program by the freshman year or the beginning of the sophomore year by completing the Program Change form, which may be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/registrar/students/forms_and_petitions.html.

Required courses (22 credits)
EDEC 1020: Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3 credits)
FCSC 2121: Child Development (4 credits) or PSYC 2300 and FCSC 2122 (4 credits)
EDEC 2000: Engaging Families in Early Childhood Settings (3 credits)
EDEL 2275: Literature for Young Children (3 credits) or EDEL 2280: Literature for Children (3 credits)
EDEC 3000: Observing Young Children (3 credits)
EDEC 3220: School Programs for Young Children (3 credits)
EDEC 4320: Oral and Written Language Acquisition (3 credits)

Early Childhood Endoresement Programs

There are three early childhood endoresement programs available for students:

  • The B-8 endorsement program for elementary education majors;
  • The B-5 endorsement program for Family and Consumer Sciences/Child Development option majors (or majors in other fields related to early childhood);
  • The B-5 early childhood special education program for post-baccalaureate students with a degree in education or a field related to early childhood.

In addition, undergraduate education majors may choose early childhood education as an 18 credit hour area of concentration. Specific advising in each of the early childhood program options suport students in their program development.

Early Childhood (EDEC) Courses

Secondary Education Program

Professors

LEIGH HALL, B.S. University of South Florida 1996; M.Ed. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University 1997; Ph.D. Michigan State University 2005; Professor of Secondary Education 2017.
RICHARD KITCHEN,
B.A. University of Colorado-Denver 1984; M.A. University of Montana 1990; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1996; Professor of Secondary Education 2017.
LESLIE S. RUSH,
B.S. Texas A&M-Commerce 1984; M.Ed. 1996; Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2002; Professor of Secondary Education 2014, 2002; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs 2013.
TIMOTHY F. SLATER,
B.S. Kansas State University 1989; B.S. Ed. 1989; M.S. Clemson University 1991; Ph.D. University of South Carolina 1993; Professor of Secondary Education 2008.

Associate Professors

ANDREA C. BURROWS, B.S. University of Central Florida 1992; M.S. Florida State University 1994; Ed.D. University of Cincinnati 2011; Associate Professor of Secondary Education 2017, 2011.
LINDA HUTCHISON, B.A. Humboldt State University 1978; M.A. Stanford University 1986; Ph.D. University of Washington 1992; Associate Professor of Secondary Education 2000, 1993.

Assistant Professor

TODD REYNOLDS, B.A. University of Northern Colorado 1998; M.A. 2004; Ed.S. 2008; Ph.D. University of Wyoming 2015; Assistant Professor of Secondary Education 2019.

Assistant Lecturer

ROD THOMPSON, B.A. University of Nebraska at Kearney 1991; M.A. University of Northern Iowa 1998; Assistant Lecturer of Secondary Education 2012, 2009, 2003.

The undergraduate degree program in secondary education includes course work in the University Studies Program and additional content areas along with a sequence of professional education courses and field experiences with classroom teachers. Students select a concentration from agriculture, art, English, industrial technology, mathematics, modern languages, science, or social studies.

Secondary Education (EDSE) Courses

Agricultural Education

This curriculum provides a diversified background of technical and professional agricultural subjects necessary to prepare teachers of agricultural education for service in the public middle, secondary and post-secondary schools. Courses listed below are taken in the Secondary Education Program.

Agricultural Education (EDAG) Courses

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