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Department of Teacher Education

Teacher Education

Dr. Pam Wetherington

Assistant Department Chair, Teacher Education; Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education; & edTPA Coordinator

Dr. 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,Columbus State University, EdD

Specialty Area

  • Preparation of pre-service teachers
  • Relational pedagogy
  • Integrating curriculum through thematic teaching
  • Project-based learning
  • edTPA as a teaching portfolio and pre-service teacher performance


Dr. Pam Wetherington began her professional career as a fourth grade teacher at New Mountain Hill Elementary School in Fortson, GA; and in July 2011, she began working at Columbus State University as the Coordinator of Student Teaching. In fall 2012, she began serving as the edTPA Coordinator for the Department of Teacher Education. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood Education Program at Columbus State University and serves as the Assistant Department Chair for the Department of Teacher Education. As part of her responsibilities, she continues to serve as the coordinator of edTPA for the Department and serves at the local, state, and national levels supporting Educator Preparation Programs considering the implementation of edTPA or have begun the implementation process of edTPA.