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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, Early Childhood Education, Columbus State University, Ed.D.

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


Dr. Wetherington 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 is the coordinator of edTPA, and she is recognized nationally as an expert in edTPA and teacher development. She is highly sought out to assist states and universities as they integrate edTPA. Additionally, she is a highly recognized teacher having received numerous awards for her teaching and implementation of innovative curriculum with young children. She currently serves at the local, state, and national levels with edTPA and teacher induction work.