Texas A&M-Commerce - Dr. Becky Adams M.Ed.

Becky Adams

Becky Adams
Curriculum & Instruction Clinical Instructor
Education South room 212
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429
Becky.Adams@tamuc.edu
903.886.5887 office
903.217.3550 cell


Welcome to Texas A&M University-Commerce and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.  As the coordinator of the middle level program (teaching certification in grades 4-8), my expertise is in teaching pre-service teachers about middle level education, policy, and advocacy.  I am the center coordinator for our public school partners: Commerce ISD, Chisum ISD, North Lamar ISD and Paris ISD and am also the liaison for Rockwall ISD and Commerce ISD middle level interns and residents. Additionally, I am the faculty advisor for our middle level student organization, Collegiate Middle Level Association.

We offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in middle level (grades 4-8) teacher certification  in the areas of math, science, math and science, social studies and reading/language arts.

Scholastic Book Fair in Ed. South Scholastic Book Fair in Ed. South
Texas Middle School Conference, Galveston, TexasTexas Middle School Conference, Galveston, Texas

Education

M. Ed., Elementary Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce 1988
B.B.A., Accounting, Texas A&M University-Commerce 1983

Professional Licenses

Experience

Educational

Teaching

MLED

410

Fostering School, Family & Community Relationships

MLED

404

Developing Communication Skills

ELED

452  

Student Teaching in Field-based Teacher Education Programs    

ELED

412  

Effective Teaching and Professional Growth

MLED

402

Best Practices in Pedagogy & Assessment

MLED

435

Integrated Instruction:  Science, Math & Technology

RDG

450

Building a Community of Readers

MLED

314

Young Adolescent Development

CED

111

Critical Thinking/Freshman Success Seminar

RDG

380

Comprehension and Vocabulary

Service

Professional Associations and Honoraries

About Me

I am originally from Commerce, Texas, home of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Upon graduating from high school, I attended college at East Texas State University, where I was very involved in college life as a Chi Omega, a Little Sister to the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, and Golden Leos.  Upon graduation with an accounting major, I moved to Dallas, Texas and worked as an internal auditor for the corporate offices of both Dr. Pepper Company and Pizza Inn, Inc.   From there I moved back home to Commerce, earned my masters and teaching certificate and taught my first year in Wolfe City ISD and the next nine years in Commerce ISD.

In 1998 I was offered and accepted my current position of clinical instructor at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  After 21 years of teaching, I cannot imagine doing anything else.  I am very proud to be an educator........and continue to enjoy my job each and every day.

In 2002, I married Emerson Adams.  We live in Commerce and Emerson is a professional hunting guide.
In November, 2003, Content Literacy, An Inquirey-Based Case Approach, written by Dr. Wayne Linek and Dr. Betty Sturtevant was published.  I'm very honored to be featured in the first chapter of this book.  It's a textbook of case studies of effective middle and high school classroom teachers and it focuses on my teaching experiences in 1997, one of the six years I taught sixth grade social studies for Commerce I.S.D.

As hobbies, Emerson and I enjoy travel, animals and the outdoors.   We have an adorable Shih-tzu mix (Bailey), one cat, one lab, four German Short Hair Pointers (used for Emerson’s guiding business) and a few beagles......we also raise beagle puppies on the side as a hobby. 

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Whistler
Whistler, BC 2012
Vegas
 Las Vegas,NV 2011

 

Contact Info

Email: Becky.Adams@tamuc.edu

Office Phone: 903.886.5887
Cell Phone: 903.217.3550

Curriculum & Instruction

Education South room 212
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429

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