Nicole C. Miller

Nicole C. Miller
Mississippi State University | MSU · Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

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7 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
January 2013 - present
Mississippi State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (14)
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Using primary sources can help students develop critical thinking and analysis skills.
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Specialized preparation and credentialing for teachers of young adolescents continue to be the focus of advocacy efforts within the field of middle level education. To better understand the status of middle level teacher credentialing throughout the United States, this descriptive, pragmatic, qualitative study explored how specialized middle level...
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For middle schools to fully achieve their goals, it is important for them to be staffed with teachers who understand the unique developmental needs of young adolescents and are specifically prepared to meet those needs. Middle school leaders have long been advocates of specialized teacher preparation and licensure; however, the current terrain of m...
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The middle level classroom presents unique challenges to educators who strive to provide opportunities that acknowledge learner diversity in terms of social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development. This is confounded even further within inclusive middle-school classrooms where the responsibility to differentiate instruction is even more cri...
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We, along with staff from nine Michigan tribes, examined Head Start’s role in American Indian lives using photovoice methodology, which puts cameras in the hands of community members to document their realities. The use of photovoice as a participatory methodology was purposeful given that it engages participants in the research process, thereby fo...
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The purpose of this study was to describe and examine the environments used by teacher candidates in multi-user virtual environments. Secondary data analysis of a case study methodology was employed. Multiple data sources including interviews, surveys, observations, snapshots, course artifacts, and the researcher’s journal were used in the initial...
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Since William Alexander’s (1963, 1995) call for attention to the need for specialized middle level teacher preparation in 1963, 45 states have created requirements for middle level certification, licensure, or endorsement (Association for Middle Level Education [AMLE], 2014) which have led to institutions of teacher preparation creating routes desi...
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The goal of this study was to determine if the level of preservice teachers׳ economic literacy might serve as a gatekeeper to teaching economics competencies. The participants (n=84) were teacher candidates in an elementary education program in their final methods courses prior to their teacher internship. The findings supported the intuitive belie...
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Given the dearth of research on elementary education majors’ experiences in middle level endorsement programs (Anderson, 2009), and the shortage of teachers aspiring to work with young adolescents, this case study examined the topic to provide insight into the experiences of preservice elementary education teachers. Specifically, this study focused...
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Looping, a school structure where students remain with one group of teachers for two or more school years, is used by middle schools to meet the diverse needs of young adolescents. However, little research exists on how looping effects the academic performance of students. This study was designed to determine if looping influenced middle school stu...
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Schools should be proactive rather than reactive to issues of technology safety, and this requires careful planning and policy implementation. In this article, the authors provide information and recommendations that will help middle grades educators, students, and parents to safely and successfully manage the many technologies they encounter and u...

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This project is focused on how prepared elementary preservice teachers are to teach various disciplines in social studies.
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Most of these projects are focused towards supporting teachers in the classroom and my own preservice teachers at Mississippi State University. This project was started with funding from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program.