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Madelon McCall, Ed.D.

Lecturer, Curriculum and Instruction
University Liaison, Midway High School PDS

Campus Contact Information:
Baylor University
School of Education
Office: Marrs McLean Science Building 232
Phone: (254) 710-6136

1978 B.S. Secondary Education, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
1997 M.S. Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2008 Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2010 Texas Principal Certification, Region 12, Waco, TX

McCall, M. J. (2008). "Qualities of Effective Secondary Science Teachers: Perspectives of University Biology Students." Submitted to the Journal of Teacher Education.

Research Interests:
Instructional effectiveness in secondary science education, pre-service and in-service teacher professional development, support and mentoring of secondary science teachers.

The 21st century is an exciting time in education for both students and teachers at all levels. Colleges of education are in a unique position to mold and prepare teachers for a profession in the world of education that will change at a pace never before witnessed. Teacher preparation must include not only content preparation and pedagogy but preparation for rapid paced change in how content is delivered, how students learn, and how schools are structured. The skills of critical thinking, data-based decision making, and collaborative research and planning are more important now than ever as schools change to accommodate and prepare all students to be life-long learners and informed citizens of an international society. I am excited to be in a position to contribute to that preparation and believe that public and private school K-12 education is the driving force for positive national and global change. At Baylor this contribution includes the commitment to our faith, our dedication of service to others, and the goal of preparing the next generation of teachers.

Courses Taught:
TED 3387: Secondary Science Practicum
TED 4325: Teaching Science in the Secondary School
TED 4690: Secondary School Teaching
EDC 5499: Graduate Teaching Internship
EDC 5V95: Science Curriculum

Professional Presentations:
McCall, M. (October 1996). "Seasonal Fire Effects on the Species Diversity of Mixed Grass Prairies in Central Texas", National Conference of the North American Prairie Association, Chicago, IL. Thesis research funded by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

McCall M. (February 2008). "Science Standards-Where Do We Go From Here? Facilitating Development of Effective Education in Secondary Science", National Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators National Conference, San Diego, CA.