Karen Cross

Karen Cross
Reading and Elementary Education
Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director, Elementary Education Graduate Certificate in Teaching Program
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Dr. Karen B. Cross is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Reading and Elementary Education Dept. She also serves as the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program for Elementary Education. Dr. Cross instructs courses in the department that focus on lesson planning, instructional delivery, meeting the needs of diverse learners, assessment and classroom management. In addition to teaching Dr. Cross works closely with schools in the surrounding districts.

Research Interests
New Teacher Support
Mentoring
Increasing Early literacy skills for children


Education
Ed.D in Educational Leadership -University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009
Ed.S in Educational Leadership-University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction-Virginia Tech, 1997 
B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6)-Winston-Salem State University, 1993


Teaching
Child Development and Instructional Design for Elementary Learners (ELED 5101)
Foundations of Education and Diversity in Schools 
Research and Analysis of Teaching 
Integrating Curriculum for Elementary School Learners 
Measuring and Evaluating Learning in the Elementary School Curriculum 
Integrating Curriculum for Diverse Elementary School Learners


Community Involvement:
Mentor Coordinator for Youth at Greater Galilee Baptist Church


Selected Publications:
Cross, K., 2016. A Special Place for Alex. Hillsborough: Harding and Lea Educational Group.