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Deborah McCarthy
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  Teaching and Learning
Department:   Teaching and Learning
Rank:   Assistant Professor
Degrees Held:   B.A. in Elementary Education
M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization on Science Education
Ph.D. In Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Science Education from the University of New Orleans
Office:   2018D
Phone:   985-549-5260
Email:   Deborah.McCarthy@selu.edu
Office Hours:   Not specified
Areas of Concentration for Degrees:   Curriculum and Instruction/ Science Education K-8
PK-12 Years Experience:   30 years
Areas of Teaching


Department of   Teaching    and Learning





University Supervisor                                 EDUC 415
Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Schools                                                         EDUC 484
Upper Elementary Curriculum and Instruction 

EDUC 307

Instructional Planning and Assessment

Research Interests

Middle school girls' attitudes toward science

Learning theories

Instructional strategies

Middle school Science Education

Interdisciplinary Instruction

Alternative Assessments

Professional/Honorary Affiliations and Awards
    •  NSTA member since 1985, member of ACEI, member of ASCD

      Former member of Alpha Theta Epsilon Honor Society,  Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education at UNO, 1993
    • Presenter at the SERA conference with Kathleen Campbell PhD and Tom DeVaney PhD.  Single Sex Classes: A Study of Attitudes toward Change  February 8, 2007  
    • Project IMPACT   January 2007 and May 2007
    • Published the article, “Bernoulli’s Principle: Science as a Human Endeavor” in Science Scope, an NSTA publication in the September, 2009 issue.                                                                                                              4th author,published the article Modeling Instructional Best Practices" in School Leadership Review in Spring, 2009. (The article was presented at the SERA Conference on Feb 6, 2008.)

    • . International Publication for the Association of Childhood Education International: McCarthy, D. (Winter, 2009). Diversity:  Simple strategies to raise awareness of  elementary education majors. Focus on Teacher Education, 10, (2), 1-3.

  • . September, 2009 Presentation and workshop:  Middle School Science Strategies at the District Wide Staff Development Day for Ascension Parish public schools, St. Amant, LA.                                                                                                          February, 2010  Presentation:  Boys and Girls Learn Differently at the Conversations in Leadership Series for teachers and administrators from Tangipahoa and Ascension Parishes for the  Department of Educational Leadership and Technology, SLU.

     March 19, 2010 Facilitator of the Presentation: Discovery-based Science Activities at the STAR Conference                                                                                           November 3-5, 2010  Presentation with Paul Simoneaux: MSERA  A Multi-Discipline Approach:  The Integration of Teaching Competencies in Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts for Elementary and Upper Elementary Teacher Candidates

     March 17-18, 2011 Presentation:  LERA A Multi-Discipline Approach:  The Integration of Teaching Competencies in Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts for Elementary and Upper Elementary Teacher Candidates as Student Teachers

        September 11, 2010 NASA Pre-service Teacher Workshop at LSU


Pre-Service Field Experience Assessment in a Capstone Methods Class: Setting theStandard of Excellence for Tomorrow's Effective Educators MSERA Conference Nov, 2011 


          The Interdisciplinary Approach:Its Impact 1st author with P. Simoneaux and F. Hill-Winstead to be published in Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2012



Journal Publications  

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