Dr. Denise D. Cunningham



Department

Childhood Ed and Family Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Childhood Ed and Family Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, Teaching and Learning, 2005, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • MAT, Interdisciplinary Studies: Special Reading K-12 Certification, 2000, Webster University
  • BS, Secondary Education Social Sciences, 1981, Northwest Missouri State University

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • ECE 301 Emerging Literacy/Communication Arts
  • ECE 302 Socio-Mora Development/Social Studies
  • ECE 303 Science and Mathematics for Young Children
  • ECE 304 The Early Childhood Professional
  • ECE 495/496 Early Childhood Student Teaching
  • CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in CFD
  • CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families

Graduate

  • CFD 701 Orientation to Early Childhood and Family Development
  • ECE 728 The Educational Role of Play
  • ECE 729 Literacy in Early Childhood
  • ECE 730 Family Literacy
  • ECE 771 Proposal Development
  • ECE 762 Seminar Research

Research and professional interests

  • Early childhood curriculum, specifically literacy and play
  • Teacher preparation in early childhood education

Awards and honors

  • Foundation Award for Teaching, 2015
  • Recruiting Emerging Alumni Leaders Beats, April 2009
  • Provost’s Academic Leader, 2009-2010