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Department of Teacher Education

Department of Teacher Education

Dr. Jan Burcham

Teacher Education

Office: Jordan Hall 350
Phone: 706-507-8519

Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University

Specialty Areas: Early Childhood Education

Brief Bio: Dr. Jan Burcham currently holds the Fletcher Distinguished Chair in Teacher Education and is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Columbus State University. 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 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 currently serves 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.