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Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Mrs. Pam Wetherington

Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator & edTPA Coordinator

Mrs. Pam Wetherington


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Office Hours

Contact for Appointment:

Office Hours:
Monday 2-5 p.m.
Tuesday 2-5 p.m.
Wednesday 2-5 p.m.
Thursday 2-5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Early Childhood Education, Columbus State University, BSEd
Early Childhood Education, Columbus State University, MEd
Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Columbus State University, Currently Seeking EdD

Specialty Area

  • Preparing pre-service teachers for the complexities of today's classrooms
  • Teacher Performance Assessment
  • Using data to make instructional decisions
  • Integrating curriculum through thematic teaching
  • Project-based learning
  • Aligning integrated curriculum to meet students' needs and interests


Pam Wetherington began her doctoral studies in the summer of 2013. Since that time, she has found ways to connect her research interests with her job responsibilities at Columbus State University. Her research interests include: predictive validity of teacher performance assessment; project-based learning/thematic teaching and the impact on teacher effectiveness for growth in student learning; formative assessments and feedback increasing teacher candidate development; faculty’s self-efficacy with edTPA in relation to teacher candidates’ performances; and program providers’ collaboration resulting in increased teacher candidate achievement (content and pedagogy). Mrs. Wetherington's job responsibilities are: (1) program coordinator and instructor within the program of Early Childhood Education, and (2) edTPA Coordinator for the Department of Teacher Education. With both of these responsibilities, Mrs. Wetherington is interested and diligently works in preparing effective teachers for today’s classrooms. Her experiences in preparing teacher candidates have provided multiple opportunities over the past year to share and work with other program faculty members within Columbus State University’s Department of Teacher Education in addition to other faculty members within the state of Georgia and other southeast regional states. Through these efforts, Mrs. Wetherington is strengthening and sustaining collaborative networks in an effort to ensure P-12 students will have ‘learner-ready teachers’.