Gail Cox

Department Chair, Child Development


Department

Child Development

Contact Information

Courses Taught
  • TECA/CDEC 1303 Family, School and Community
  • TECA/CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children
  • TECA/CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child
  • TECA/CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development
  • CDEC 1563   Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood
  • CDEC 1358   Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • CDEC 2341/2441 The School Age Child
  • CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education
  • CDEC 1313/1413   Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood
  • CDEC 1319/1419   Child Guidance
  • CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs
  • CDEC 1321/1421 Infant and Toddlers
  • CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood
  • CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I
  • CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II
  • CDEC 2384 Cooperative Education - Child Development
  • CDEC 1364 Practicum-Child Development
  • CDEC 1392 Special Topics in Child Development
  • CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate I
  • CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate II
  • CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate III
Education
  • Ph.D., Child Development, Texas Woman’s University, 2011  
  • MA, Educational Psychology, Central Texas University, 1997                  
  • BA, Educational Psychology, Central Texas University, 1994                 
  • AAS, Child Development, Central Texas College, 1985  
Teaching Experience
  • Department Chair/Professor, Child Development and Education Department, Temple College, 2005-present
  • Child Development Instructor, Central Texas College, 1996-2000

 

Professional Experience
  • Director, Lakewood Child Development Center, Dallas TX, 2000-2005  
  • Program Manager, Central Texas 4-C Head Start, Temple TX, 1995-2000  
  • Caregiver/Assistant Director/Family Day Home Administrator, Fort Hood Military Child Care, 1991-1995  
  • Director, Child Development Program, Weierhof, Germany, 1987-1990  
  • Classroom teacher at local community child development programs: Private, Religious based, College laboratory school, Military programs, 1985-1992  
Professional Publications

Dissertation: Preschool Caregivers’ Mathematical Anxiety: Examining the Relationships Between Mathematical Anxiety, and Knowledge and Beliefs About Mathematics for Young Children, Texas Woman’s University, 2011

Professional Presentations

Child Development presentations in Asia and Europe, 2016-2019

Awards