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Dr. Rhonda Amerson - Certified in Elementary Education (P-5), Middle Grades Education - Math, ELA, & SS; Gifted Endorsement; Georgia Master Teacher

Rhonda Amerson

Department Chair & Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Social Work

Phone: 478.757.2544

  • Macon - Education - 305
    Phone: 478-757-2544
Office Hours: Summer Semester
Monday - 8:00 - 9:30 AM (Cochran)
Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

* Also available by appointment.

Biography: Areas of Expertise/Interest:
Teaching At-Risk Students
Instructional Strategies
Integrated Curriculum
Supporting New Teachers During the Induction Phase
Math Anxiety in Teachers
Aspirations of Rural White Males
Courses: ESE 3201 Art of Language and Literature
ESE 3431 Literacy Acquisition
ESE 3520 Organizing Effective Learning Environments
ESE 3531 Literacy Assessment and Intervention Strategies
ESE 3444 Professional Roles & Teaching Practices I
ESE 3555 Professional Roles & Teaching Practices II
ESE 4200 Mathematics Teaching and Curriculum in P-5
ESE 4430 Content Area Literacy
EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
EDUC 3120 Practicum I (BSSE program)
EDUC 4140 Practicum
EDUC 4150 Clinical
EDUC 5004 Methods of Teaching and Assessment
EDUC 5005 Practicum
Education: Ed. D. in Curriculum Studies 2012
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Area of Concentration: Teaching & Learning - Teacher Leadership
Dissertation title: “Understanding the Occupational Choices of Rural White Southern Males”
Committee: David Biek, Lorraine Gilpin (chair), Deloris Liston, Mecca Williams-Johnson
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia

Ed. S. in Middle Grades Education 2004
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Areas of Concentration: Social Studies and Math
Thesis title: “Single Sex Grouping in Exploratory Classes”

M. Ed. in Middle Grades Education 1997
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
Areas of Concentration: Language Arts and Social Studies

B. S. Ed. In Middle Grades Education 1994
Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia
Areas of Concentration: Language Arts and Social Studies
Professional Experience: Middle Georgia State University 2014-present
Associate Professor
ECSE Day Track Program Coordinator (Jan. 2018 - present)

Clifton Ridge Middle School
Middle Grades Teacher 2008-2014 Taught 7th grade language arts (gifted and regular education) and math (gifted and inclusion classes), provided math remediation during Academic Support, served as team leader, & annually served as a host teacher for students from Georgia College and State University

Jane Macon Middle School
Middle Grades Teacher 2006-2008 Taught 7th grade language arts (gifted and inclusion classes)

Frederica Academy
Elementary Teacher 2000-2006 Taught 5th grade – integrated curriculum

Needwood Middle School
Middle Grades Teacher 1998-2000 Taught gifted social studies for 6th, 7th, & 8th grade and remedial math

C. B. Greer Elementary
Elementary Teacher 1994-1998 Taught 4th and 5th grades – integrated curriculum

Organizations: Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Association of Middle Level Educators
Reading Association of Georgia
The Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Awards and Honors: Chancellor's Learning Scholar 2018
Georgia Master Teacher 2011
Bell South Mini-Grant Award - Using Measurement in Archaeology 1996
Publications: Amerson, R., & Carter, J. (accepted, to be published late 2019). Partnering with Parents Requires ACTion, New Teacher Advocate, Kappa Delta Pi Publication.
Carter, J. & Amerson, R. (Fall, 2019) 4C's and mathematics. Reflections, Vol. X, No. 3. Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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