COVID-19 Information

See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at

Photo of Davis

Dr. Susan Davis

Associate Professor, Early Childhood Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Office: Scully  401 F


"The future of our students depends on you. Endeavor to persevere and 'grow in learning.” ~ Dr. Susan Davis

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Emphasis:  English as a Second Language
  • M.S. in Education, Early Childhood; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
  • B.S. in Education, Elementary; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
  • 2014 State of Missouri Educator’s Certificate, continuous professional certification – elementary education 1-6, early childhood education B-3, social science 5-9, and English for speakers of other languages K-12
 Courses Taught 
  • Southeast Missouri State University:
    • EL 310 Pedagogy: Elementary-Interdisciplinary Methods
    • EL 410 Differentiated Instruction
    • EL 430 Advanced field
    • CE 480 Student teaching
    • CE 614 Parent/School Partnerships in Childhood/Elementary Education
    • CE 634 Assessing young children’s learning and development
    • EL 314 Literacy Field Experience
    • EL 316 Emergent and Early Literacy Instruction
    • EL317 Intermediate and Middle School Literacy Instruction
    • EL 350 Elementary Block III: Field Experiences
    • EL 352 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
    • EL 615 Research in Action
  • Drury University:
    • EDUC 203 The American Classroom (Lebanon campus)
    • EDUC 302 Educational Psychology and Assessment (Lebanon campus)
    • EDUC 338 Elementary School Curriculum (St. Robert campus)
    • EDUC 407 Methods of Teaching Reading-Elementary (St. Robert campus—8 week session)
    • EDUC 605 Advanced Educational Psychology and Assessment (seated & online)
    • EDUC 607 Human Growth and Development (online)
  • Arkansas State University:
    • ECH 2013 Survey of Early Childhood
    • ECH 2023 Child Development
    • ECH 3013 Children’s Literature
    • ECH 3043 Program Development
    • ECH 3053 Curriculum Development
    • RDNG 3203 Foundations of Reading
    • ECH 4403 Early Literacy: Theory and Practice
    • ECH/MLED 3033 Effective Instructional Strategies
    • MLED 3003 Nature and Needs
    • ECH 4013 Organizing and Managing the Learning Environment: Field Experience III
    • ECH 4023 Methods and Materials of Language Arts and Social Studies
    • ECH 4086/4096 Teaching Internship MLED
    • 4106/4116 Teaching Internship
    • ECH 6543 Administration and Supervision of programs for young children
 Recent Publications 
  • Davis, S.A. (2018). Are they ready? Teacher candidate dispositions. The Field Experience Journal, 21(1), 1-16.
  • Ray, J.A., & Davis, S.A. (2016). Language diversity. In The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. (Vol. 1, pp. 804-807). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc
 Recent Presentations 
  • Davis, S., & Uchtman, B. (2018, November). Breakout of bad behaviors. Interactive session presented at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators conference, Washington, D.C. National conference.
  • Davis, S., & Uchtman, B. (2018, August). If you take a teacher to the fall institute. Interactive session presented at the Southeast Missouri State University Fall Institute, Cape Girardeau, MO Local conference.
  • Uchtman, B., Ritchie, L., & Davis, S. (2018, June). If you give a teacher a breakout box. Interactive session presented at CORE Academy, Cape Girardeau, MO Local conference.
  • Uchtman, B., & Davis, S. (2018, May). If you take a teacher to MAECTE. Interactive session presented at the Missouri Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators conference, Cape Girardeau, MO State conference.
  • Davis, S. (2017, November). Building a STEAM team: Connecting home and school through STEAM family events. Poster session presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.
  • Davis, S., & Dunaway, C. (2017, June). Building a STEAM team: Connecting home and school through STEAM family events. Paper session presented at the CORE Academy: Next Generation Teaching and Technology Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Davis, S., & Bohannon, L. (2016, February) Before and After. Are They Ready? Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Ray, J., Dees, S., & Davis, S. (2015, October) Leading the way with technology: Using the iPad as an instructional tool in early childhood teacher education courses. Paper presented at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.
  • Lawler, D., & Davis, S. (2015, October). How do preservice teachers learn to manage classrooms? Research results. Paper presented at the Center for Scholastic Inquiry Conference, Charleston, SC.


Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701