Gail Cox

Department Chair, Child Development


Department

Child Development

Contact Information

Courses Taught

College 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.       2011            Child Development, Texas Woman’s University

MA          1997            Educational Psychology, Central Texas University                   

BA           1994            Educational Psychology, Central Texas University                   

AAS        1985            Child Development, Central Texas College

Previous Teaching Experience

CDEC 1563   Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood

CDEC 1358   Creative Arts for Early Childhood

CDEC 1313/1413   Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood

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

 

Previous Professional Experience

2005-present   Department Chair/Professor: Child Development and Education Department.

Temple College 2005-present

  • Child Development Instructor: Central Texas College 1996-2000.

2000-2005       Center Director: Accredited Center Lakewood Child Development Center, Dallas TX.

1995-2000       Central Texas 4-C Head Start: Program Manager, Temple, Texas

1991-1995       Caregiver/Assistant Director/Family Day Home Administrator: Fort Hood Military Child Care,

1987-1990       Director Child Development Program: Weierhof, Germany

1985-1992       Classroom teacher at local community child development programs: Private, Religious based, College laboratory school, Military programs.

Professional Publications

Dissertation Topic

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

Red Cross certified CPR/First Aid Trainer

Child Development at Local, State and National Level

Child Development in Asia and Europe over last three years.