Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials

Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Dakota

Ed. S. in Curriculum and Instruction (reading), University of South Dakota

M. A. in Curriculum and Instruction (reading), University of South Dakota

M. A. Speech and Theater, Secondary Education Southwest State University, Minnesota

K - 12 Reading Specialist License & Reading Recovery Certificate – South Dakota

Additional Information

Since the fall of 2007, Dr. Christine McCoy has served as a professor in the Teacher Education department at Dickinson State University, where she teaches elementary methods of reading, science and creative dramatics courses. During her time at Dickinson State University she has taught several education courses for both elementary and secondary students in the Teacher Education department they include: Teaching for Diversity, Managing the Learning Environment, Portfolios, and Teaching Exceptional Learners. Dr. McCoy also assists students with diverse field experiences in special education and with English Language Learners. In the 2017 - 2018 academic school year she has moved into the new role of Graduate Studies Coordinator, as DSU begins to offer a Master’s in Teaching degree starting in January 2018. In this new role Dr. McCoy will be recruiting prospective students and advising those who are in the MAT program. 

Dr. McCoy has worked closely with the West River Teacher Center on campus to offer professional learning opportunities for area educators since 2008. She was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 2010. Each year Dr. McCoy sponsors students’ research at the Celebration of Scholars conference on campus.  She was awarded tenure at Dickinson State University in 2013.

As a professional educator with twenty plus years of experience in the K – 12 classroom at the elementary, middle school, and secondary levels, she brings real-world examples into her courses. Professor McCoy has also severed at the campus, local, and state level in a variety of roles. At the campus level she serves on Faculty Senate, Faculty Policies Council, Teacher Education Council, and the Standing Committee on Faculty Rights. She is a literacy advocate at the local level, having served as President of the Badlands Reading Council for several years. At the State level she has been on the North Dakota Reading Council board in several roles and served as the ND State Reading Conference chairperson in 2012.