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Sandy Jean Hicks, Associate Professor

(401) 874-5976
Fax 874-5471






Language, Reading and Culture, University of Arizona
Minor: Bilingual/Multicultural Education



Sociology, University of California, San Diego
Minor: Teacher Education


Courses taught

URI 101

Traditions and Transformations

EDC 102

Introduction to American Education

EDC 312

Psychology of Learning

EDC 424

Teaching of Reading

EDC 453

Individual Differences

EDC 454

Individual Differences Field Component

EDC 452

Evaluation of Elementary Students

EDC 458

Social Studies Methods in Elementary Teaching

EDC 484

Supervised Student Teaching

EDC 485

Student Teaching Seminar

EDC 460

Post Student Teaching Seminar

EDC 514

Current Trends in Elementary Education

EDC 517

Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School

EDC 570

Elementary School Curriculum

EDC 920

Developing Standards Based Embedded Assessment Units

EDC 920

Teaching Innovative Practices in Social Studies

Research Interests

  • Social Studies teaching and learning
  • Technology integration into classrooms (K-12)
  • Effects of teacher professional development

Selected Publications

Hicks, S. & Young, B. (2001). The InterNet Academy and beyond. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 9(1), 63-73.

Valdez, A., Young, B. & Hicks, S. (2000). Preservice teachers’ stories: Content and context. Teacher Education Quarterly, 27(1), 39-58.

Trostle, S. & Hicks, S. (1998). The effects of storytelling versus story reading on comprehension and vocabulary knowledge of British primary school children. Reading Improvement, 35(3), 127-136.

Hicks, S. J. (1996). Promoting civic competence using children's trade books: Ideas for preK-4 classrooms. Social Education, 60(4), 216.

Vita in PDF

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