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Department: Education

Kelly RussellKelly Russell

Associate Professor of Education

Office:

Harbert 123

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
Box 549027
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4808
Office Fax: (205) 226-3065
E-mail: krussell@bsc.edu

Personal Web Page

Brief Career Background:

Dr. Russell has ten years of experience in the elementary classroom. She served as the curriculum coordinator for an Early Reading First grant project at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she also served as adjunct faculty. She has taught for Athens State University and has been at BSC since 2007.

Educational Background:

  • Ph.D. Early Childhood Education - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2008)
  • M.A.E. Elementary Education - University of Alabama at Birmingham (2004)
  • B.S. Elementary Education - University of Alabama at Birmingham (1990)

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Piagetian Theory
  • Constructivism
  • Oral Language Development
  • Epistemology

Courses Taught:

EPY 223 Human Growth and Development
Theories of human growth and development to help students understand the mental, social, and emotional patterns of development from conception to late adulthood. Laboratory required. Fall, Spring.

ED 210 Curriculum Design
Introduces the principles of curriculum design and development including learning theory, instructional strategies, lesson planning, classroom management, assessment approches, and organization of curricula found in public schools. Prerequisite: at least one year of college coursework. Spring.

ED 317 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Provides teacher candidates with philosophy, content knowledge, techniques, and materials to assist them in the teaching of social studies in grades K-6. Responsible citizenship and the importance of multi-cultural education is stressed. Attention will be given to teaching children with special needs. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. Fall.

ED 318 Children's Literature
Provides a framework to make appropirate decisions regarding the planning, implementation, and the assessment of literacy instruction using children's literature in the elementary colassroom in all disciplines. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. Fall.

ED 324 Methods of Teaching Science and Health
Provides teacher candidates with philosophy, content knowledge, techniques, and materials to assist them in the teaching of science and health to grades K-6. Attention will be given to teaching children with special needs. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. Spring.