The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.
Position: Associate Dean for Education & Professor Office: Frank Brown Hall 2059 Phone: 706-507-8519 E-mail:email@example.com Discipline: Elementary Education Bio
Ph.D., Auburn University M.A.Ed., University of Alabama at Birmingham B.S.Ed., Auburn University
Early Childhood/Elementary Education Teacher Leadership Project Based Learning Constructivism Integrated Curriculum
Dr. Jan Burcham holds the Fletcher Distinguished Chair in Teacher Education and is
Professor of Early Childhood Education at Columbus State University. She also serves
as the COEHP Associate Dean for Education. She received her B.S. in Early Childhood
Education from Auburn University, M.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham, and Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education from Auburn University.
Dr. Burcham taught in public schools in Alabama and was a professor at Troy State
University Dothan prior to coming to CSU. She has numerous publications and has conducted
a multitude of presentations and workshops at local, state, and national conferences.
She also has conducted presentations and professional develop internationally. She
participated in a collaborative effort to develop a curriculum for preschool children
in China and traveled to Beijing, China to conduct professional development for the
teachers as well as presenting at the Oxford Round Table on Early Childhood Education
at Oxford University in England. Dr. Burcham served previously as the Editor of Perspectives
in Learning: A Journal of the College of Education and on the Editorial Board for
the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. She was named the 2017 Outstanding
Early Childhood Teacher Educator by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher