Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Teacher Education

Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Ed.D.

Contact

rfredrickson@twu.edu
940-898-2238
SH 215

Biography

Rebecca currently serves as an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Curriculum and Instruction Program. She earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and undergraduate degree in Theatre and Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and her master's degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Texas at Tyler. Rebecca teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in educational theory, diversity, gender and education, and instruction and assessment. Rebecca regularly conducts PPR teacher certification training for all education students at TWU.

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 2009
M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, 2006
B.F.A., Theatre/Special Education, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1993

Research Interests

Mentoring; Bridging Theory to Practice; Experiential Learning; Academic Leadership; Recruitment; Accountability

Latest Articles

Down the rabbit hole: Aligning program improvements with real-world goals in teacher education
Emerging Dialogues (2019)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca R Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap

The care and feeding of colleagues
The Texas Forum on Teacher Education (2018)
Rebecca Fredrickson

Are there rotten apples in education
Teachers College Record (2018)
Rebecca Fredrickson

Outstanding teacher: Kolby Campbell
PR for People: The Connector. 29. (2018)
Rebecca Fredrickson

Words of wisdom for new teachers: Communication, connection, and care
ATPE News (2018)
Rebecca Fredrickson

Supporting, developing, and sustaining the 21st century educator: The unintended benefit of the New Teacher Academy
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2017)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Gina Anderson

Quality and early field experience: Parentering wtih Junior Achievement
Teacher Educator, The (2015)
Jody Piro, Gina Anderson, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Enhancing teacher candidate success through Experiential learning experiences
Journal of education and Social Policy (2015)
Sarah K McMahan, Peggy Malone, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Experiential learning activities to promote higher education for At-Risk K-12 students
International Journal of Education and Social Science (2015)
Holly Hansen-Thomas, Sarah K McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Keeping our students safe: A teacher's responsibility
Journal of Social Sciences (2015)
Teresa Starrett-Smith, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Books

Case Studies: Working through Current School Issues. Edited book
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2017)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca Fredrickson

Our bad: Why practical life skills are missing, and what to do about it.
The Acceleron Group, LLC (2016)
Ryan Jackson, Sarah Michaels, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Gregg Jackson

Our bad: Why practical life skills are missing, and what to do about it
The Acceleron Group, LLC (2014)
Ryan Jackson, Sarah Michaels, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Gregg Jackson

Our bad: Why practical life skills are missing, and what to do about it
The Acceleron Group, LLC (2013)
Ryan Jackson, Sarah Michaels, Rebecca Fredrickson, Greg Jackson

Our bad: Why practical life skills are missing, and what to do about it.
The Acceleron Group,LLC (2012)
Ryan Jackson, Sarah Michaels, Greg Jackson, Rebecca Fredrickson

Chapters

From start to finish: A programmatic approach to digital literacy in teacher education
in Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education | IGI Global (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan, Aimee Myers, Karen Dunlap, Rebecca R Fredrickson

The teacher and the second job
in Real School Issues: Case Studies for Educators | Rowan & Littlefield (2017)
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Faculty mentoring through the preservice to inservice teacher pipeline
in Across the domains: Examining best practices in mentoring public school educators throught the professional journal | Information Age Publishing (2017)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Female faculty meeting the nexus of the academic triumvirate: Partnering wtih student organizations to get there
in Coping wtih Gender Inequities: Crucial Conversations of Women Faculty | Rowan & Littlefield (2017)
Rebecca R Fredrickson, Sarah K. McMahan, Holly Hansen-Thomas

Building community partnerships to enhance preservice teachers' understanding of diverse schools
in Teaching and Leading in Diverse Schools | Canh Nam Publishers, Inc. (2013)
Sarah K. McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Problem-based learning
in Handbook of Educational Theories | Information Age Publishing (2012)
Rebecca R Fredrickson, S McMahan, K Dunlap

Cooperative learning
in Handbook of Educational Theories | Information Age Publishing (2012)
Rebecca R Fredrickson, K Dunlap, S McMahan

Learning through a metaphorical lens: The Jenlink Poetic.
in Linguistic and Cultural Considerations for English Language Learners | Federation of North Texas Area Universities (2011)
Rebecca R Fredrickson, K Dunlap, S McMahan

Current Projects

Rebecca currently serves as the co-director for the New Teacher Academy at TWU. Through this endeavor, teachers are brought back to campus for additional professional development training within their first three years of graduation. Rebecca serves as the co-sponsor of ATPE at TWU. Through ATPE, she and her colleague, Dr. Sarah McMahan, created the Barnes and Noble Community Reading Program. This program allows preservice teachers the opportunity to interact and engage with children in the community as well as having the chance to plan and implement thematic readings and activities.

Externally Funded Projects

New Teacher Academy
iTeach Texas | $6,000.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Project HELP Year 1 of 5
GOV-Department of Education (DE) | $500,000.00 | 2019
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Southwest Regional I-Corps Program
National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps | 2018
Role: Co-Investigator

New Teacher Academy
iTeach Texas | $4,100.00 | 2018
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Project SUENOS: Support for Uplifting Education of Need-based and Outstanding Students
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas | $10,000.00 | 2018
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

New Teacher Academy
iTeach Texas | $2,000.00 | 2017
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

AVANCE-IME Becas Scholarship Program
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas | $8,000.00 | 2017
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Project SUENOS: Support for Uplifting Education of Need-based and Outstanding Students
AVANCE-Dallas and The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas | $10,000.00 | 2017
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

AVANCE-IME Becas Scholarship Program
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas | $20,000.00 | 2016
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

AVANCE-IME Becas Scholarship Program
The Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas | $14,000.00 | 2016
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Internally Funded Projects

Travel Assistance Grant
Texas Woman's University | $800.00 | 2020
Research Grant

Travel Assistance Grant
$800.00 | 2018
Research Grant

Travel Assistance Grant
TWU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs | $400.00 | 2017
Research Grant

Travel assistance for STEM presentation
TWU Quality Enhancement Plan | $700.00 | 2017
Research Grant

New Teacher Academy: Tailored Professional Develop to Support and Sustain 21st Century Teachers. COPE Inventive Grant
2016
Research Grant

Travel Assistance Grant
TWU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs | $800.00 | 2016
Research Grant

New Teacher Academy: Tailored Professional Development to Support and Sustain 21st Century Teachers
Dean of College of Professional Education | $1,400.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Travel Assistance Grant
TWU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs | $800.00 | 2015
Research Grant

Creating a virtual space for educational networking
Experiential Student Scholar Program | $4,500.00 | 2015
Research Grant

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Association of Texas Professional Educators
  • Texas Association of Certification Officers
  • Texas Association of Teacher Educators