Rebecca Huss-Keeler

Rebecca Huss-Keeler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3535
Email: huss@uhcl.edu
Office: 1119-09

Areas of Expertise

  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Early Literacy
  • Early Assessment
  • Second Language Issues with Young Children


Publications

Recent Publication:

  • Huss-Keeler, R., Peters, M. & Moss, J. (2013). Motivation for attending higher education from the perspective of early care and education professionals. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. 34(2), 121-139.
  • Huss-Keeler, R. and Brown S. (2007) Meeting diverse learning needs: Differentiating instruction in graduate early childhood mathematics classes, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. 28 (1),1-17.

Recent Presentations:

  • November 2012 National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Directors speak out: Child care directors' views of higher education for themselves and their staffs. Presented with Dr. Donna Kirkwood.
  • November 2011 National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, Orlando, FL
  • Expanding our horizon in early childhood teacher education: Serving early care and education professionals.
  • November 2011 National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference. Orlando, FL
  • Developing new perspectives on diversity: The influence of diversity education on early care and education professional and the children they teach. Presented with Dr. Shanna Graves.
  • June 2011 National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, Providence, RI
  • Meeting their needs: An innovative birth-age five bachelor completion program for Head Start and child care professionals.


Research Projects

  • Child care professionals and higher education
  • Higher Education for Professionals in Early Care and Education
  • Community College-University Early Childhood Teacher Education collaboration, articulation and accreditation
  • Minority Graduate Teacher Education
  • Grant: Workforce Solutions Early Childhood Scholarship Grant from Texas Workforce Commission-University scholarships for child care professionals-$115,500


Awards and Accomplishments

  • The Minnie Stevens Piper Outstanding Faculty Award for UHCL. 2006
  • The UHCL President's Distinguished Teaching Award 2006