Positions

Overview

  • Taajah Felder Witherspoon (taajah@uab.edu) serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for pre-service early childhood and elementary educators. She has a passion for teaching with understanding and providing students opportunities to construct knowledge across the curriculum more specifically with African American students in urban settings. Her writing has appeared in the Social Studies and the Young Learner, Teaching Children Mathematics, as well as School Science and Mathematics Journal. She has developed her beliefs through her current position and previous roles as a classroom teacher and math coach. She also extended her knowledge base with a recent Administrative Certification as well as through her works as she plans and works collaboratively with administrators in underserved urban and affluent districts to address teaching and learning concerns.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Fifth graders’ understanding of fractions on the number lineSchool Science and Mathematics.  119:340-352. 2019
    2019 Informing Informal STEM Learning: Implications for Mathematics Identity in African American Students 2019
    2017 Marching into Birmingham: Children as change agentsSocial Studies and the Young Learner.  30:22-26. 2017
    2014 Multiplying fractions with constructed knowledgeTeaching Children Mathematics.  20:441-451. 2014

    Research Overview

  • ● Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics
    ● Multiplicative, Fractional, and Proportional Reasoning
    ● Mathematics in Urban Education
    ● Customized Learning
  • Teaching Overview

  • Methods Courses for Teaching Mathematics in Pedagogy I and II
    Methods Course for Teaching Social Studies in Pedagogy II
    Primary Workshop in Education for content across the curriculum with emphasis on marginalized populations
    Teaching and Learning with emphasis on professional research and writing with the APA format
  • Teaching Activities

  • ECE320 - Early Childhood Curr & Teach (Summer Term 2021)
  • ECE460 - Current Topics in ECE Assment (Summer Term 2021)
  • ECE620 - Intro Curriculum & Teaching (Summer Term 2021)
  • ECE670 - Studying Young Child in Schl (Summer Term 2021)
  • ECE740 - Research Apprenticeship (Fall Term 2020)
  • EDC695 - Coaching for Effect Instruc (Summer Term 2019)
  • EDC695 - Coaching for Effect Instruc (Summer Term 2020)
  • EDC695 - Coaching for Effect Instruc (Summer Term 2021)
  • EDH491 - Honors: Education Research (Fall Term 2019)
  • EDH491 - Honors: Education Research (Spring Term 2021)
  • EDH491 - Honors: Education Research (Summer Term 2019)
  • EDH492 - Honors: Educ Service Project (Fall Term 2019)
  • EDH492 - Honors: Educ Service Project (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC301 - Introduction to P-6 Education (Fall Term 2021)
  • EEC301 - Introduction to P-6 Education (Summer Term 2021)
  • EEC302 - Expressive Arts (P-6) (Fall Term 2019)
  • EEC302 - Expressive Arts (P-6) (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC302 - Expressive Arts (P-6) (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC302 - Expressive Arts (P-6) (Summer Term 2020)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2016)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2016)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2018)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2019)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2021)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2017)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2019)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2020)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC402 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2022)
  • EEC405 - Children's Lit in EC and Elem (Summer Term 2019)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Fall Term 2018)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Fall Term 2019)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Fall Term 2021)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2019)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2020)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC412 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2022)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2016)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2017)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2017)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2019)
  • EEC414 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2020)
  • EEC440 - Workshop in Edu English Learn (Summer Term 2018)
  • EEC440 - Workshop in Education (Summer Term 2016)
  • EEC440 - Workshop in Education (Summer Term 2017)
  • EEC494 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC494 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC494 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC494 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2016)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2016)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2018)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2019)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Fall Term 2021)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2017)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2019)
  • EEC502 - Primary Math Methods (Spring Term 2022)
  • EEC505 - Children's Lit in EC and Elem (Summer Term 2019)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Fall Term 2018)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Fall Term 2019)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2019)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2020)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC512 - Math in EC and Elementary Educ (Spring Term 2022)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2015)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2016)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2016)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2017)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2017)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2019)
  • EEC514 - Soc Studies in EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2020)
  • EEC540 - Advanced Workshop in Education (Summer Term 2016)
  • EEC540 - Advanced Workshop in Education (Summer Term 2017)
  • EEC540 - Advanced Workshop in Education (Summer Term 2018)
  • EEC594 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Fall Term 2017)
  • EEC594 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC594 - Field Work EC and Elem Edu (Spring Term 2018)
  • EEC600 - Transition into P-6 Teaching (Fall Term 2021)
  • EEC600 - Transition into P-6 Teaching (Summer Term 2021)
  • EEC620 - Teaching Mathematics N-6 (Summer Term 2020)
  • EEC650 - Sys Reflections About Teachng (Summer Term 2017)
  • EEC650 - Sys Reflections About Teachng (Summer Term 2018)
  • EEC660 - Reading Teaching and Learning (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC660 - Reading Teaching and Learning (Summer Term 2017)
  • EEC660 - Reading Teaching and Learning (Summer Term 2017)
  • EEC660 - Reading Teaching and Learning (Summer Term 2018)
  • EEC671 - Creative and Affect Experience (Spring Term 2021)
  • EEC692 - Curriculum Projects (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC694 - Field Study (Fall Term 2020)
  • EEC694 - Field Study (Spring Term 2020)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood Education and Teaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014
  • Education Specialist in Elementary Education and Teaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2009
  • Master of Education in Elementary Education and Teaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2005
  • Full Name

  • Taajah Witherspoon