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April Nelms, Ph.D.

April Nelms
Title: Associate Dean for the College of Education
Phone: 706-867-2034
Email:

Office: Vickery House, 201, Dahlonega

Overview

Dr. Nelms joined the faculty at UNG, formerly NGCSU, in 2011. During her time at UNG, she has served as a faculty member, as the Coordinator of Science Education, and as head of a department in the College of Education. In her current role as the Associate Dean, she is responsible for assessment, accreditation, and reporting. Her training is in education and in science, most specifically, the intersection of the two through the development of curriculum and instruction. Her research interests include pedagogical content knowledge, longitudinal professional development, and student analysis of primary literature.

Courses Taught

  • SCIE 3000 Elementary Science Teaching Methods
  • ECED 3060 Elementary Science Teaching Methods
  • SIED 4184 Elementary Science Teaching Methods
  • SIED 4500 Middle/Secondary Science Teaching Methods
  • SIED 6002 Advanced Science Teaching Methods
  • MGMS 7400 Physical Science for Middle Grades Teachers
  • MGMS 7240 Curriculum and Assessment
  • MGMS 7401 Earth Science for Middle Grades Teachers
  • MGMS 7402 Life Science for Middle Grades Teachers
  • ISCI 2002 Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
  • ISCI 4001 Physical Science for Middle Grades Teacher
  • ISCI 4002 Earth Science for Middle Grades Teachers
  • ECSP 3540 Applied Classroom Data Analysis
  • ECSP 4403 Internship - Planning
  • ECSP 4404 Internship - Performance
  • ECSP 4405 Internship - Professionalism
  • MGED 3540 Applied Classroom Data Analysis
  • MGED 4403 Internship - Planning
  • MGED 4404 Internship - Performance
  • MGED 4405 Internship - Professionalism

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Alabama, 2012
  • Ed.S., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Alabama, 2009
  • M.A.Ed. , Biology Education, University of North Alabama, 2007
  • B.S., Secondary Science Education, Biology and ESL, University of North Alabama, 2005
  • A.S., Pre-education, Northwest Shoals Community College, 2003

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