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Dr. Cathy J. Pearman

Cathy J. Pearman






Hill Hall 207D


Reading Foundations and Technology

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Missouri State University
Reading Foundations and Technology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Department Head


PhD Curriculum and Instruction, 2003, University of Arkansas


  • Foundations of Reading
  • Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Elementary Schools
  • Practicum-Methods of Teaching Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary Schools
  • Reading and Writing in the Content Fields
  • Reading in the Content Fields
  • Introduction to University Life

Research and professional interests

  • Interaction between literacy and technology
  • Support of struggling readers
  • Educator self-efficacy
  • Teacher education programs

Awards and honors

  • 2010 National Commission on Teacher Self-Efficacy, Assoc. of Teacher Educators
  • 2009 Provost Academic Leadership Program
  • 2009 Celebrate Literacy Award, Springfield Council, International Reading Assoc.
  • 2009 Standing panel member Distinguished Programs in Teacher Education, Assoc. of Teacher Educators
  • 2008/2009 Association of Teacher Educator’s Leadership Academy
  • 2006 College of Education Research Award
  • 2006 Student Alumni Association Faculty Appreciation Reception
  • 2006 Theta Chi Fraternity Faculty Appreciation Reception
  • 2004 Research in Reading Award – Recipient of the Missouri Council of the International Reading Association Reading Research Award (peer reviewed, one award given annually)
  • 2003 Outstanding Doctoral Student, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas


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