This fall, Clarks Summit University professor of education Dr. Caroline Burleigh will have her article entitled “Exploring Early Childhood Preservice Teachers’ Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematics Efficacy” published in volume 18 of the “Pennsylvania Teacher Educator,” the journal of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators.
Burleigh previously co-authored an article with Gina Gresham entitled “Exploring Early Childhood Preservice Teachers’ Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematics Efficacy Beliefs,” which was published by Taylor & Francis Online in May 2018 and was printed in the “International Teaching Education Journal” in early 2019. Her second article addresses the same topic, but this piece solely reflects Burleigh’s doctoral dissertation research study.
It is no easy feat to earn a place in the PAC-TE journal. Every year, five articles submitted from professors throughout Pennsylvania are chosen for publication through a juried process. Burleigh will also have the opportunity to present her research at the annual PAC-TE conference in Harrisburg in October. Burleigh says, “I count it as a real honor to have my article chosen for publication in Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, and I’m excited to be able to represent CSU and share my research at the PAC-TE conference.”
Burleigh would like to continue research and writing on this topic and other areas of teacher preparation in the future.
Dr. Rich Kelley, CSU’s dean of the School of Education, says, “It is a credit to Clarks Summit University to have professors like Dr. Burleigh. Our PreK-4 majors will benefit from the results coming from her research. I am very proud of Dr. Burleigh and the impact she is making on our CSU students and in the field of teacher preparation.”
Clarks Summit University prepares aspiring and accomplished educators through degrees at bachelor’s and master’s levels. On-campus bachelor’s degree options in education span from Early Childhood/Elementary Education PreK–4 to Secondary Education subject areas of English, Mathematics and Social Studies. Students can also earn a bachelor’s degree in programs for Heath & Physical Education and Music Education PreK-12. Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CSU also offers an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and a Special Education minor.
CSU’s online Master of Education degree is a 31-credit program that meets continuing education requirements and can take less than three years to earn. Graduate students choose to earn a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Administration.
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By Mariah Fredenburg