Iowa Wesleyan University Directory

Rebecca Beckner Ph.D.

Professor and Teacher Education Program Chair
Location Chadwick Library; Room 116 Phone: 319-385-6311
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Biography

Educational Background (degree earned, certifications or other professional designations):Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2007

  • 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

Courses Taught:

  • EDU 263: Participation and Analysis
  • EDU 268: Care and Development of the Preschool Child
  • EDU 279: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 302: Classroom Management
  • EDU 355: Methods and Materials for Early Childhood Education
  • EDU 402/404 Student Teaching Seminar
  • 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

Professional Memberships:

  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

Campus Involvement (committees chaired, organizations advised, etc.):

  • Teacher Education Committee
  • Field Experience Committee
  • Academic Council
  • Curriculum Committee

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
  • 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, CABeckner, 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.

Special Works:

  • 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. The 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 and by appointment