Dr. Nancy Gail Caukin

Secondary Ready2Teach Program Coordinator

Dr. Nancy Gail Caukin
(615) 898-5982
Room 389, College of Education Building (COE)
MTSU Box 91, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • EDD, Tennessee State University (2010)
  • MST, Middle Tennessee State University (2001)
  • BS, Middle Tennessee State University (1989)

Areas of Expertise

Curriculum design, instructional strategies, learning to write in science

Biography

Nancy has been in Middle Tennessee since 1980. She is a graduate of MTSU having earned her B.S in Biology and her Master of Teaching in Biology at MTSU.She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee State University. Nancy taught science at Eagleville High School, coached track and field, and was a Student Council Sponsor for 15 years before coming to MTSU in 2013. She began working with mathematics and science teacher candidates in the MTeach Program (see the recruitment...

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Nancy has been in Middle Tennessee since 1980. She is a graduate of MTSU having earned her B.S in Biology and her Master of Teaching in Biology at MTSU.She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee State University. Nancy taught science at Eagleville High School, coached track and field, and was a Student Council Sponsor for 15 years before coming to MTSU in 2013. She began working with mathematics and science teacher candidates in the MTeach Program (see the recruitment video below), in the Residency I program, and in the Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement doctoral program before taking the role of the Secondary Ready2Teach Program Coordinator. She lives on a farm in Eagleville with her husband Jack and all her "critters". They have three children and six grandchildren. Nancy enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and eating! 

 

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Research / Scholarly Activity

Nancy's research interests include science writing heuristics, teacher candidate self-efficacy, teacher candidates' beliefs about teaching and learning, and the nature of field experiences.Research Gate