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Elementary & Early Childhood

Lovinger Building Room 3300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4235
Fax: 660.543.4382
Dr. Ann McCoy, Chair


Hentges, Julie Dr. Julie Hentges

Dr. Julie Hentges 

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator,

MSE Elementary Education

Curriculum & Instruction

College of Education, Lovinger 3185

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO 64093

(660) 543-4235

Elementary & Early Childhood Education 
Lovinger Room 3185

Ph.  660-543-8675



Ed.D. Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (2012)

Courses Regulary Taught

ECEL 3320 Intermediate ELA (Junior) Block

ECEL 5360 Trends and Issues in Childhood Education

ECEL 5720 Childhood Curriculum and Assessment
ECEL 5730 Exemplary Instructional Practices
ECEL 5920 Childhood Research and Development



Dr. Julie Hentges, Associate Professor of Education, has been with UCM for more than eight years. She is a certified elementary teacher, a certified K-12 reading specialist in Missouri, and holds an earned Doctorate in Education with an emphasis on teacher education. She has received honors for her dedication to student achievement from, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Education Honor Society Excellence in Education Award, Missouri Learning Forward Professional Learning Leadership Award, and University of Central Missouri Advisor of the Year.

Dr. Hentges has submitted proposals and presented instructional strategies to enhance comprehensive literacy for several Missouri State Conferences; such as, the Missouri International Reading Association Conference, the Missouri Write to Learn Conference, Missouri State Reading Recovery Conference, the Missouri Primary Conference, and the Missouri State Charter School Conference.

In addition to presenting at state conferences, Dr. Hentges has submitted proposals and presented at conferences on the national and international level including the Professional Development Schools Conference, MACTE, ATE, SRATE, International Center on Scholastic Inquiry, and Institute for Teaching & Learning.

Dr. Hentges’ current research interest addresses teaching reading to accelerate and motivate student achievement. She plans to continue her research working to meet the needs of students in K-12 classrooms.