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Erica Southworth

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
M.A., Viterbo University, Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Programs: Education

In the SNC Education Program, I serve as an educator, mentor and guide for pre-service teachers seeking license certification in grades PreK-12. Using my previous experience as a full-service teacher in various school districts in Wisconsin, I stress and model educational pedagogies that deviate from rote learning and I believe strongly in cultivating culturally responsive educators who are reflective practitioners. Ideally, pre-service teachers who achieve these outcomes prior to graduation will not only “survive” their first years as a full-service teacher, but also thrive as an effective educator. 

Currently my research interests focus on using content analysis to examine women’s agency in textbooks, religion and folktales used in secondary social studies classrooms, as well as the use of IHMC CmapTools software to promote gender-balanced social studies curriculum. Content analysis and parts of my research are introduced and used by pre-service teachers in my courses to assist them with curriculum development (regardless of content area) and as part of their training in becoming culturally responsive, reflective practitioners.



Learn more about Professor Southworth.

Courses
EDUC 226: Elementary/Middle School Social Studies Methods
EDUC 250: Pre-Student-Teaching Experience, Secondary School
EDUC 252: The Comprehensive High School
EDUC 332: The Adolescent: Psychology and Methods in the Middle School
EDUC 334: Middle School Field Experience

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