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Dr. Sharon Dees

Assistant Professor
Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Office: Scully  401 E


“I love working with the Tomorrow's Teachers Learning Community. I think it is important to start the professional attitude of teaching with our beginning students. I enjoy watching them grow as they learn about themselves as educators and begin to work collaboratively. I also enjoy focusing on Early Childhood Education with our more advanced teacher candidates. Early Childhood sets the stage for all education.” ~ Dr. Sharon Dees


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.A. in Teaching, Webster University
  • B.S. in Education, Elementary with an area of concentration in Early Childhood, Southeast Missouri State University


  • Elementary Education, 1-8
  • Early Childhood Education, PK-3
  • Early Childhood Special Education, PK-3

Courses Taught

  • Language Development of the Young Child
  • Developing Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment and Curriculum in the Early Years
  • Early Childhood Field Experience Supervision
  • Classroom Management
  • Parent and School Collaboration
  • Teaching Math, Science, Social Studies in Early Childhood
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education (both undergrad and graduate, Quality Matters approved)
  • Curriculum, Methods and Program Management in Early Childhood (graduate, Quality Matters approved)
  • American Schools as Seen Through the Media
  • Introduction to Education as a Profession
  • Theories of Learning and Management
  • Foundations of Reading Techniques
  • Foundations of Language Arts Techniques
  • Elementary Field Experience Supervision
  • Corrective Reading Instruction
  • Reading Study Strategies and Skills
  • Techniques of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • Teaching Science in the Elementary School
  • Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School
  • Integrating Math, Science, Social Science and Health
  • Introduction to Technology in the Classroom

Recent Publications

  • Whitcher-Skinner, K., Dees, S. J., Watkins, P. (2017). Living and Learning Communities: One University's Journey. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 5(1), Article 4.

Recent Presentations

  • Dees, S., Smith, R. (2017) Learning Communities. Faculty Development Day. Southeast Missouri State University, January, Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Dees, S., Uchtman, B. (2017) Writing to learn: Using children's thoughts to promote literacy. Juried presentation. National Association for the Education of Young Children, November, Atlanta, GA
  • Dees, S. (2017) Salvation Army Professional Training, Estes Park, CO
  • Davis, S., Dees, S., Ray, J. (2015) Leading the Way with Technology: Using the iPad as an Instructional Tool in Early Childhood Teacher Education Courses. Juried presentation. National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, November, Orlando. FL


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