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Jeremy Watts

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Division Chair, Division of Teacher Education
School of Education

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Education

  • PhD, Education Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • MEd, Reading, Clemson University
  • BS, Elementary Education, Bob Jones University

Courses

  • Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood School Teachers (Ed 359)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for Elementary School Teachers (Ed 367)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for High School Teachers (Ed 348)
  • Content Area Reading & Writing for Middle School Teachers (Ed 378)
  • Instructional Practices of Reading for Early Childhood School Teachers (Ed 353)
  • Practicum II: Pre-K-3 (Ed 351)

About Jeremy

Jeremy Watts is originally from Wiesbaden, Germany as his father served in the United States Army. Jeremy completed an interdisciplinary doctor of philosophy degree in education sciences and educational leadership studies from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He studied teacher retention in rural school districts in Eastern Kentucky while exploring why teachers remained in school districts with high teacher retention and in schools with high teacher satisfaction.  Jeremy also serves as the division chairman of Teacher Education in the School of Education.    

His MEd is in literacy education (P-12th grade) from Clemson University in Clemson, SC.  His experiences focus on early literacy achievement, including comprehension instruction and literacy response and discussion.  Jeremy is currently working toward a publication on a new theory of reading response to oral reading.  He completed his undergraduate degree in elementary education from Bob Jones University. He has taught courses at the elementary, middle, and high school levels of P-12 education and previously taught at the college level. His wife, Paula, is also an educator and on faculty at BJU.  Jeremy is excited and passionate about education in the 21st century as being in education is a wonderful calling!  In his spare time he enjoys any kind of travel, reading, making music, following college sports, and spending time with family and his miniature dachshund, Wilson.