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Denise A Collins

Other Faculty, Curriculum and Instruction
Last Updated: September 22, 2021
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Education

Education

    • 1983 PhD in Child Development
      Texas Womans University
    • 1980 MED in Education/Early Childhood
      Indiana State University
    • 1977 BS in Education
      Indiana State University
    • 1977 Certificate in Teaching Cerification
      Texas Early Childhood Health Consultant Certification

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2015 to Present Associate Chair, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
      Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • 2011 to Present Director, Office of Educational Field Experiences
      Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
    • 2007 to Present Clinical Associate Professor
      Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington
    • 1996 to 2010 Adjunct Instructor
      Eastfield College
    • May 2007 to Dec 2007 Consultant
      Eastfield College Parent/Child Study Center , NAEYC Accreditation
    • 2005 to May 2007 Director Preschool Teacher Education
      Instructor EC-4 Teacher Certification Program, Southern Methodist University
    • 2003 to 2005 Full- time Instructor
      Preschoolers at Risk Grant , Eastfield College
    • 2003 to 2005 Instructor
      Department of Child Development/Teacher Preparation Program,, Eastfield College
    • 1996 to Aug 2003 Parent Education Coordinator
      Dallas Association for Parent Education
    • 2001 to 2002 Consultant/Mentor
      Early Reading Program, Educational First Steps
    • 1980 to 1997 Teacher
      Ferndale Area School District
    • 1990 to 1996 Consultant and Teacher Trainer
      Journeys through Childhood
    • 1981 to 1990 Director of Nursery Services
      Cosmopolitan Lady Health Spas
    • 1981 to 1982 Teacher Assistant/Instructor
      Department of Child Development , Texas Woman’s University

Awards and Honors

    •  2013 Phyllis Jack Moore Professional Development Award sponsored by Fort Worth Association for the Education of Young Children
    •  2011 Distinguished Professor sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi - UTA
    •  2010 Distinguished Professor sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi - UTA
    •  2004 Margaret Cone Award sponsored by Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children
    •  2003 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  2002 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  2001 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  2000 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1999 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1998 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1997 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1996 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1995 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1994 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1994 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1993 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1992 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576
    •  1991 Cub Scout Service Award sponsored by Pack 576

Publications


      In Process
      2018
      • How Pre-service Teachers’ Sense of Teaching Efficacy and Preparedness to Teach Impact Performance during Student Teaching
        [Collins, DeniseA]. . Teacher Education and Practice. vol. 32, issue 2..

      2016
      • Digital Teacher Induction via Webinar and Social Media
        [Collins, DeniseA, Semingson, PeggyL, Hungerford-Kresser, Holly, Hurlbut, AmandaRenee, Owens, DanaRichards, Myers, JoyceE, Robertson, M]. To appear in Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Conference Proceeding Published.

      2015
      • Enhancing Education for Everyone: Strengthening Simultaneous Renewal
        [Collins, DeniseA, Curtis, Mary, Myers, JoyceE, Smith, John ]. "National Network for Educational Renewal Conference".
      • Quality of Cooperating Teacher Feedback and its Relationship to Efficacy andStudent Teacher Perceptions of Cooperating Teacher Effectiveness with Data - A Look at the Second Year After Cooperating Teacher Training
        [Collins, DeniseA, Myers, JoyceE]. "National Network for Educational Renewal Conference".
      • Connecting 2D and 3d: Drafting blueprints, building, and playing,
        [Collins, DeniseA, Lee, J, Winkelman, L]. Young Children. Vol. 70..
      • Oh, the Places We Go! Activities and ideas for discovering place with preschoolers
        [Collins, DeniseA, Myers, JoyceE]. "National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference".

      2014
      • Does student teaching matter? Investigating pre-service teachers' sense of efficacy and preparedness
        [Collins, DeniseA, Lee, J, Brown, AshleyM]. Teaching Education. doi 10.1080/10476210.2014.957666.
      • Pre-service Teachers’ Sense of Teaching Efficacy and Preparedness to Teach.
        [Collins, DeniseA, Myers, JoyceE, Brown, AshleyM, ].
      • Quality of mentor feedback: Relationship to teacher efficacy and effectiveness and skills as a mentor
        [Collins, DeniseA, Myers, JoyceE, Brown, AshleyM]. "American Educational Research Association.".
      • Quality of mentor teacher feedback and its relationship to mentor teacher efficacy and student teachers perceptions of mentor teacher effectiveness
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "2014 AERA, Philadelphia, PA".
      • • An Innovative Model for Using Technological Tools for Evaluation and Accountability of Candidates in Field-Based Experiences
        [Collins, DeniseA, Ausbrooks, CarrieYvonne, Gonzales, E, ]. "CAPE Conference. ".
      • • Quality of mentor Feedback: Relationship to teacher efficacy and effectiveness and skills as a mentor.
        [Collins, DeniseA, Brown, AshleyM, Myers, JoyceE]. "National Network for Educational Renewal Conference".

      2013
      • Implementing Active Learning in Online Teacher Education Courses.
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. ".

      2012
      • Assessing Student Teaching Experiences: Perceptions of Teacher Candidates’ Preparedness
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.".
      • Does Student Teaching Matter? Investigating Teacher Candidates’ Sense of Teaching Efficacy.
        [Collins, DeniseA, Brown, AshleyM, Lee, J]. "American Educational Research Association. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ".

      2011
      • ) PowerPoints for Visualizing Elementary and Middle School Mathematics Methods.
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. 2011 ".
      • Competency 19 social science instruction.
        [Collins, DeniseA]. ". In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 Generalist. Boston: Pearson.".
      • Competency 20 history.
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 Generalist. Boston: Pearson".
      • Competency 21 geography and culture
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 Generalist. Boston: Pearson".
      • Competency 22 economics
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 Generalist. Boston: Pearson.".
      • Competency 23 geography and culture
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 Generalist. Boston: Pearson.".

      2010
      • Competency 1 understands human development processes and applications.
        [Collins, DeniseA, Fox, J]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 PPR. Boston: Pearson. ".
      • Competency 11 understands the importance of human development.
        [Collins, DeniseA, Fox, J]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 PPR. Boston: Pearson.".
      • Competency 2 understands student diversity
        [Collins, DeniseA, Fox, J]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 PPR. Boston: Pearson.".
      • Competency 24 government and citizenship
        [Collins, DeniseA]. "In Fox, J. E. (Ed.) On-line Preparation and Approval System (OPAS) for the TExES EC-6 Generalist. Boston: Pearson.".
      • Enhancing Children’s Spatial Sense Using Tangrams
        [Collins, DeniseA, Lee, JO, Lee, J]. Childhood Education: Journal of the Association for Childhood Educational International 86(2), 92-94.

Courses

      • ELED 5318-001 FOUNDATIONS EC6 EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101499)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • EDUC 4390-001 SPEC TOPICS
        (Topic: Student Teaching in Elementary | Course Id: 101295)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ELED 5318-001 FOUNDATIONS EC6 EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101499)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-002 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-003 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-004 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-005 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-006 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-007 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-008 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4687-011 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BEEP 4687-001 STUDENT TEACH EC-6 BILING/ESL
        (Course Id: 101531)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BEEP 4687-002 STUDENT TEACH EC-6 BILING/ESL
        (Course Id: 101531)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BEEP 4687-004 STUDENT TEACH EC-6 BILING/ESL
        (Course Id: 101531)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BEEP 4687-005 STUDENT TEACH EC-6 BILING/ESL
        (Course Id: 101531)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ELED 4317-001 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ELED 4317-002 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ELED 5315-001 PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 110733)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ELED 4687-005 STUDENT TEACH EARLY & ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2016
      • ELED 4314-005 SOCIAL STUDIES EARLY ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101488)
        Spring - Dynamic Dated Session - 2016
      • ELED 4317-001 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ELED 4317-005 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Dynamic Dated Session - 2014
      • ELED 4317-001 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ELED 4317-003 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECED 5391-001 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 101504)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • EDUC 5314-001 EFFECTIVE CLASSRM INSTRUCTION
        (Course Id: 101338)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • ECED 5317-001 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNIN
        (Course Id: 101498)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECED 4320-003 FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY EDUC
        (Course Id: 111515)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ECED 4317-003 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECED 4314-004 SOCIAL STUDIES EARLY ELEM ED
        (Course Id: 101488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • ECED 5319-001 EC-6 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY I
        (Course Id: 101500)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4317-001 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4317-002 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4311-003 MATH & SCI FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101487)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4311-005 MATH & SCI FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101487)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4314-001 CREATV ARTS & SOC ST FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4314-003 CREATV ARTS & SOC ST FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4314-005 CREATV ARTS & SOC ST FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4687-001 RESIDENCY IN EC-6 EDUCATION
        (Course Id: 101492)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • ECED 4317-001 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ECED 4317-002 GROWTH, DEVEL & LRNG THEORY
        (Course Id: 101489)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ECED 4311-003 MATH & SCI FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101487)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • ECED 4311-005 MATH & SCI FOR EC-6
        (Course Id: 101487)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the Profession

    • 2017 to  Present
      Member
      National Association of Professional Development Schools
    • 2016 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Serving on UTA Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • 2012 to  Present
      Co-Chair
      Historian and HPIO , Dallas AEYC
    • 2011 to  Present
      Committee Member
      COEd Teacher Education Council
    • 2011 to  Present
      Member
      National Network for Educational Renewal
    • 2011 to  Present
      Member
      United Way of Tarrant Count Education Council,
    • 2008 to  Present
      Committee/Teacher
      FBCR Children’s Ministry
    • 1996 to  Present
      Member
      Dallas Association for the Education of Young Children (DAEYC).
    • 1996 to  Present
      Member
      National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
    • 1996 to  Present
      Member
      Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)
    • 1996 to  Present
      Member
      Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC).
    • 2011 to  2016
      Committee Member
      Serving on the Deans Cabinet
    • 2008 to  2015
      Committee Member
      AUSNER member/liaison (The Arlington University-School Network for Educational Renewal)
    • 2012 to  2014
      Co-Chair
      Awards – Texas AEYC
    • 2010 to  2014
      Committee Member
      Served on the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Executive Board
    • 2011 to  2012
      Member
      CREATE Strategic Planning Team
    • 2011 to  2012
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Dallas AEYC
    • 2010 to  2012
      Committee Member
      HPIO - Texas AEYC
    • 2008 to  2010
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      Dallas AEYC