College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Rebecca Pruitt

Name: Rebecca Pruitt
Title: Associate Professor/Program Director
Program: Early Childhood Special Education
Office Location: DL 321
Phone: (815) 836-5626

Educational Background:
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
M.S. Oklahoma State University
B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University

Courses Taught:
Child Development
Child, Family, Culture and Community
Physical Development and Creative Expressions
Liability, Ethics and Advocacy in Early Education
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Psychology
Applied Psychology

Research Interests:
Constructivist approaches in higher education
Epistemological development in adult women
Developmental benefits of interaction with nature
Novice teachers and developmentally appropriate practice