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Dr. Dixie McCollum

Assistant Professor, MA in Exceptional Child Program Coordinator
Exceptional Child Education & Elementary Education

dgmccollum@semo.edu
573.651.2122

Office: Scully  401B

Curriculum Vitae


“Stephen King once said, ‘We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why…’ When I teach I always remember the future of the world is in the hands of the students in my classroom today.” ~ Dr. Dixie McCollum

Education

  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Ed.S. in Administration, Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Exceptional Child Education, Southeast Missouri State University

Certifications

  • K-12 Reading Specialist, Certification
  • K-12 Special Education, Certification
  • 1-6 Elementary Education, Certification
  • K-12 School Counselor, Certification
  • K-12 Psychological Examiner, Certification
  • P-12 Special Education Administration, Certification
  • K-12 Educational Administration, Certification
  • Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Certificate Missouri State University-Project Access             
  • Autism Certificate Missouri State University-Project Access
  • Educational Testing Services Missouri Pre-service Teacher Assessment Rater

Courses Taught

  • EL 350 Elementary Field Experiences in the Content Areas
  • EL 262 Foundations of Reading Techniques
  • EL 263 Foundations of Language Arts
  • EL 354 Corrective Reading Instruction
  • EL 355 Reading Study and Strategies Skills – Elementary
  • SE 307 Content Area Reading Strategies - Secondary
  • EX 390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (online, face-to-face, alternative certification)
  • EX 302 Language Development of the Exceptional Child (online)
  • EX 304 Behavior Management (face-to-face, ITV and online)
  • EX 309 Exceptional Child Field Experience
  • EX 311 Introduction to the Exceptional Child (online, face-to-face. ITV)
  • EX 312 Diagnosis and Remediation of Mathematics Difficulties
  • EX 317 Assessment and Techniques of Teaching the Exceptional Child
  • EX 318 Introduction to Mild and Moderate Cross Categorical (online)
  • EX 373 Techniques of Teaching the Mild and Moderate Cross Categorical (online)
  • EX 471 Student Teaching with the Mild and Moderate Cross Categorical
  • EX 472 Student Teaching with the Mild and Moderate Cross Categorical
  • UI 100 Freshman Seminar
  • EL 644 Multi-Dimensions of Literacy
  • EL 651 Foundations of Literacy (online)
  • EX 616 Behavior Management (online)
  • EX 602 Language Development of the Exceptional Child (online, face-to-face)
  • EX 556 Language Acquisition and Communication Strategies (Autism) (online)
  • EX 557 Behavior Management and Interventions (Autism) (modified blended)

Recent Publications

  • McCollum, D. (2016) QM Introduction to Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical, Peer Reviewed
  • McCollum, D. (2016) QM Language Development of the Exceptional Child, Peer Reviewed
  • McCollum, D. (2016). QM Language Acquisition & Communication Strategies for Individuals D. G. K McCollum 18 with ASD. Peer Reviewed.
  • McCollum, D. (2016). QM Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child. Peer Reviewed.

Recent Presentations

  • McCollum (2019). What General Education Teacher Candidates Need to Know About IEP Students in Their Classrooms. Presentation Middle& Secondary Southeast Missouri State University EF 400 Seminar.
  • McCollum (2019). ATE Annual Conference New Dimensions for Clinical Preparation and Development of Educators. Improving School and Communication Engagement through Service Learning.
  • McCollum, Bohannon, & Gunn (2019). ATE Annual Conference New Dimensions for Clinical Preparation and Development of Educators. Preparing Teachers for Teaching Students with Disabilities to be Advocates for Themselves by Strengthen their SelfDetermination Skills.
  • Bohanon Gunn, & McCollum (2018) ATE Annual Conference Re-Imagining Educator Preparation in a Democracy: The Teacher Educator as Public D. G. K McCollum 17 Intellectual. CoPresenter: Five Technology Assessment Tools to Conduct Formative Assessment the Classroom.
  • McCollum, D. & Gunn, S. (2016), Addressing the Needs of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs. International Special Education Conference at VSPU in Ukraine.
  • Gunn, S. & McCollum, D. (2016) Fun Implementing the Literacy-Writing Connection.....The Easy Way! ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show. Peer Reviewed.
  • McCollum, D; Graham, M. & Gunn, S. (2016). What Every General Education Teacher Needs to Know. Missouri Unit of Association of Teacher Education Conference.
  • Graham, A., Gunn, S., & McCollum, D. (2015). Preparing to take the Missouri Content Assessment. Presentation to Southeast Missouri State University Student Body.
  • Gunn, S. & McCollum. (2015). Integrating Special Education Students into General Education Classrooms. Presentation to the Southeast Missouri State University Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

Contact

573.651.2122
jwooldridge@semo.edu
Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701