Becky AdamsBecky Adams
Curriculum & Instruction Clinical Instructor
Education South room 212
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429
903.886.5537 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.

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

Professional Licenses






Fostering School, Family & Community Relationships



Developing Communication Skills



Student Teaching in Field-based Teacher Education Programs    



Effective Teaching and Professional Growth



Best Practices in Pedagogy & Assessment



Integrated Instruction:  Science, Math & Technology



Building a Community of Readers



Young Adolescent Development



Critical Thinking/Freshman Success Seminar



Comprehension and Vocabulary


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, BC 2012
 Las Vegas,NV 2011

Contact Info


Office Phone: 903.886.5537
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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