Name/Degree: Rebecca Beckner / M.S.
Title/Rank: Associate Professor/Early Childhood
Office: LIB 104
Phone Number: 319.385.6311
Email Address: email@example.com
Educational Background (degree earned, certifications or other professional designations):
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2007
Field of Study: Behavior Disorders
M.S. Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, 1987
Field of Study: Counseling Psychology
B.S. Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, 1985
Field of Study: Psychology/Public Administration
EDU 263: Participation and Analysis
EDU 268: Care and Development of the Preschool Child
EDU 279: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
EDU 296: Educational Psychology
EDU 302: Classroom Management
EDU 355: Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Education
EDU 421: Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Areas of Professional interest or research:
Proactive and preventative discipline supports in the early childhood learning environment
Academic and social interventions for students with emotional/behavioral disorders
Council for Exceptional Children
Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
Campus Involvement (committees chaired, organizations advised, etc.):
Teacher Education Committee
Field Experience Committee
Honor Code Advisory Council
Research and Publications:
Lewis, T.J., Beckner, R., & Stormont, M. (2009). Program-wide positive behavior supports: Essential features and implications for Head Start. National Head Start Association Dialog, 12(2), 75-87.
Stormont, M., Lewis, T.J., Beckner, R., & Johnson, N. W. (2008). Implementing systems of positive behavior support systems in early childhood and elementary settings. Corwin Press: Thousand Oaks, CA
Beckner, R. (2008). Response to A. Frey’s Dialogs from the field on early childhood mental health consultation. National Head Start Association Dialog,11(3), 180-182.
Stormont, M., Beckner, R., Mitchell, B., & Richter, M. (2005). Supporting successful transition to kindergarten: General challenges and specific implications for students with problem behavior. Psychology in the Schools, 42, 765-778.
Stormont, M., Lewis, T.J., & Beckner, R. (2005). Positive behavior support systems: Applying key features in preschool settings. TEACHING Exceptional Children, 37(6), 42-49.
Fitzgerald, G., Semrau, L., & Beckner, B. (2002). Problem solving skills in behavior disorders: Train-the trainer manual. Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Fitzgerald, G., Semrau, L., & Beckner, B. (2002). Instruction and management in emotional and behavioral disorders: The case of Chelsea [Computer Software and CD]. University of Missouri/Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Fitzgerald, G., Semrau, L., & Beckner, B. (1999). Perspectives in behavioral and emotional disorders for early childhood: The case of Trisha [Computer Software and CD instructional programs]. University of Missouri/Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Program won Honorable Mention Award at the Learning Software Design Competition sponsored by University of Minnesota (2001, April).
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:00-3:00; Tuesday 9:00-10:00