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Cynthia Elliott
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  Teaching and Learning
Department:   Teaching and Learning
Rank:   Professor
Degrees Held:   Ph.D. in Reading & Early Childhood, 1994, Texas Woman's University
M.Ed. in Special Education & Supervision & Administration, 1979, Louisiana State University
B.A. in Elementary Education & Special Education 1975, Louisiana Tech University
Office:   TEC 2004 - Interim Dept. Head
Phone:   985-549-2221
Email:   celliott@selu.edu
Website:   http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/celliott
Office Hours:  
Areas of Concentration for Degrees:   Reading
Early Childhood
Special Education
Socially Maladjusted/Emotionally Disturbed
Supervision & Administration
Elementary Education
Special Education - MR
PK-12 Years Experience:   19 years in elementary and special education public school classrooms: 1976 - 1977 Calcasieu Parish Schools 1977-1994 East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Areas of Teaching

Teaching with Primary Sources

Early Literacy





Research Interests

Teacher Education Preparation

Impact on Student Learning



Professional/Honorary Affiliations and Awards


National Council for Accrediation for Teacher Education Board of Examiners (NCATE BOE)

Louisiana Board of Examiners 


Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

Louisiana Staff Development Council (LSDC, Charter Member)

International Reading Association (IRA)

Louisiana Reading Association (LRA)

Southeast Louisiana Reading Council (SLRC)

Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA, Charter Member)

Phi Kappa Phi



Fall 2014 -   Awarded Edward Schileder Endowed Professorship

April  2014 - Received the Louisiana Children’s Advocacy Center’s Community Partner of the Year Award from the Louisiana Child Advocacy Services


March 2014 - Department of Teaching & Learning received the Mary Ellen Award from Child Advocacy Services while serving as Interim Department Head

2011 - President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

2006 - present - Faculty Fellow in Teaching, Center for Faculty Excellence

2005-2008  -  Awarded the Merritt Family Endowed Professorship, College of Education and Human Development

2003-2005 - Awarded the Merritt Family Endowed Professorship, College of Education and Human Development 

January 2003 - National Educational Telecommunications Association, First Place Award in Inservice/Staff Category for Literacy and Learning Module 3

Summer 2002 - Presidential Service Award from Louisiana Reading Association

Spring 2002 - Received national recognition for the Early Literacy Intiative Project at SLU in What Works in the Elementary Grades: Results-Based Staff Development



Journal Publications  
Publications 10-2011   
Selected Publications

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