Dr.  Judith McDonald

Associate Professor of Education


Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2008
Curriculum and Instruction
Dissertation A Case Study of Second-Career Alternatively Certified Science Teachers: What Research and Educational Experiences and Understanding of Nature of Science Do They Bring to Classroom Practices? (Dec. 2007)
M.Ed University of North Carolina, Charlotte 1999
Curriculum and Instruction
Science (Middle Grades)
BS University of West Virginia Secondary Education
General science/biology
• ED 370 Science and the Community
• ED 400 Classroom Management
• ED 404 Foundations of Mathematics
• ED 409 Science Methods for Elementary Teachers
• ED 475 Supervise Student Teachers
• SC 201 Introduction to Earth Science

• ASTE presenting new publication – Science Teachers Attitudes Towards Inquiry, Portland, OR (January, 2015)

• NSTA co-presented Genetics: 1, 2, 3 Look at Me!  Understanding Genetics for the Elementary Classroom (Charlotte, NC, 2013)

• MAASTE presented preliminary results of data collected from The Impact of Informal Science Experiences on Pre-Service Teachers – Marshall University (September, 2013)

• University of North Carolina at Charlotte SITE 3rd – 5th grade Science Content: weeklong summer institutes teaching new curriculum focusing on content using engaging strategies to cohorts of 25 with follow-up sessions in the school year. (June 2009 – present)

• North Carolina Science Teachers Association Professional Developme