Sue Ellen McCalley, Ph.D.

Professor Phone 816-501-2433

Dr. McCalley’s expertise is in special education, literacy, and learning theory. She has traveled internationally to consult on developing programs for children with special needs in China, Russia, South Africa, India, and Singapore. She is also a member of the Oxford Round Table on Children with Disabilities, Oxford University, England. Dr. McCalley teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes in education and psychology. She serves as an academic advisor and supervisor of student teachers. Dr. McCalley has served on the executive board of the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education.

ED 229: Developmental and Education Psychology; ED 230: Children's Literature; ED 341: Foundations of Literacy; ED 343: Language Arts Methods; ED 358: SPED Methods and Curriculum; ED 361: Language Acquisition and Development; ED 363: SPED Educational Assessment; ED 370: Assessment of Reading Difficulties; ED 419: Managing the Learning Environment; ED 615: Theories of Learning (graduate); ED 617 Theories of Behavior (graduate)
B.S. - Northwestern University
M.A. - University of Missouri, Kansas City
Ph.D. - University of Kansas

Avila Medal of Honor; Professor of the Year

Missouri and Kansas Certification: K-6; Social Studies 6-8; Special Education K-12

Avila Avila University Professor of the Year

Educator of the Year (School of Education Award)

Oxford Round Table for Children with Disabilities (Oxford, England)

Latest Publication: Chapter 13: Teaching ELL children with disabilities in the elementary grades in Gular, N. (2017) Optimizing elementary education for English language learners. IGI Global

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