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Lovinger Building Room 3300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Nicole Nickens, Chair
Elementary & Early Childhood Education
Lovinger Room 3185
Ed.D. Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (2012)
Courses Regulary Taught
ECEL 3220 Teaching Language Arts (3 hours)
ECEL 4150 Student Teachig Professional Seminar
ECEL 4400 Classroom Management
ECEL 5360 Trends and Issues in Childhood Education (3)
ECEL 5730 Exemplary Instructional Practices (3)
ECEL 5920 Childhood Research and Development (3)
Dr. Julie Hentges, Associate Professor of Education, has been with UCM for more than six 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. Most recently, she was honored as the Regional Counselor/Advisor of the Year for Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Education Honor Society.
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, ATE, and SRATE.
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.