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Teresa Stauffer, M. Ed.
Education Instructor, Education


"Out of our beliefs are born deeds. Out of our deeds we form habits; out of our habits grow our character; and on our character we build our destination. " — Henry Hancock


My promise to you is to make every assignment and assessment a direct connection to what will be expected in your future classroom.


Contact Information

Office Location: DCIT 260, Elko Campus
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  • B.S. , Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, 1983
  • Master's - Elem. Ed., University of PA, Millersville, 1991
  • Ed Leadership, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 2002
  • Master's -Instructional Design, Western Governor's University, 2014
  • Audit: Master's - K-12 Science education, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 2003


Recommended Reading

  • Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, Judy Willis, M.D.


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EDEL 453
Title:Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
Catalog Description: Course focuses on integrating a number of subject areas into the curriculum. Explores the scope and sequences of understandings, attitudes, and skills taught in elementary social studies programs. Examines various methodologies used. A variety of teaching strategies will be explained and demonstrated for work with a diverse array of students in society.
EDEL 491
Title:Elementary Education Capstone Seminar
Catalog Description: Addresses ethical, professional, and substantive issues in the teaching profession. This course forms the bridge between theory and practice where teaching skills can be analyzed, discussed, and refined: and professional competency can be assessed and achieved through professional collaboration and reflective practice.
EDRL 437
Title:Teaching Reading
Catalog Description: A concentration on the developmental aspects of reading and language arts programs from kindergarten to eighth grade. Involves theoretical and research knowledge pertinent to child growth and development and also to fundamental skills appropriate for the teaching of reading and language arts, especially reading skills and phonetic skills.
EDRL 443
Title:Literacy Instruction II
Catalog Description: Designed to help pre-service elementary teachers understand and apply current research and best practices in teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking from a holistic, integrated perspective. The course emphasizes the relationship between literacy, language arts, and other curricular areas, as well as teaching methods and strategies specifically related to language arts. Content area reading, selection and use of appropriate materials, resources, and technologies will be addressed.
EDSP 301
Title:Education of the Exceptional Child
Catalog Description: A survey of the special education area for majors and non-majors, designed to acquaint the student with the special needs of learners categorized under all areas of exceptionality. Introduces methods for identifying, planning, and working effectively with exceptional children in the regular classroom. Emphasis on etiology, physical, and educational characteristics. The pre-service teacher is taught to recognize and refer exceptional learners for assessment, as well as design and implement individualized programs, instructional strategies, and classroom management strategies.
EDUC 323
Title:Teaching and Learning Education
Catalog Description: Includes planning for learning-centered environments, preparing lesson plans, preparing a professional portfolio, and understanding the Nevada standards.
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