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School of Teacher Education

Educational Studies Program

213 McWhinnie Hall
Phone: (307) 766-3130, FAX: (307) 766-2018


JEASIK CHO, B.A. Taegu National University of Education 1991; M.Ed. Kyungpook National University 1993; Ph.D. The Ohio State University 2001; Professor of Educational Studies 2015, 2003.
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

JOAN JAMES, B.A. Northern Michigan University 1974; M.S. University of Wyoming 1988; Ph.D. 2007; Assistant Professor of Educational Studies 2015.
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.

Educational Studies

Educational Studies encompasses curriculum designed to bring together courses 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 courses are guided by the Wyoming Teacher Education Program (WTEP) Standards. These standards ( are aligned with the state Professional Education Standards and are assessed via a series of WTEP Learner Outcomes. Additional information about learner outcomes and the Wyoming Teacher Education Program Assessment Plan can be found at

Masters and Doctoral degrees in education are available. The Educational Studies Program joins with the programs of Secondary Education and Elementary and Early Childhood Education to offer graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction. Additional information may be found on the Curriculum and Instruction Programs’s web page (

Educational Studies (EDST) Courses

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