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Gay Wilgus

Assistant Professor


School of Education


Teaching Learning and Culture: Graduate Early Childhood Education


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  • Profile

     Gay Wilgus spent many years as teacher for two-year olds and as a music and movement consultant for preschool-aged children. Gay's past research has centered on the academic writing issues of early childhood education teacher candidates and on programs for young immigrant children in the French and Spanish public schools. She is currently involved in an international research collaborative on this topic.

  • Education

    Ph D Sociology. 2002. City University of New York Graduate Center.  New York, NY

    MS Ed Infant Toddler Parent Development. 1991.  Bank Street College of Education.  New York, NY.

    MFA Dance. 1977. University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Greensboro, NC.

    Other study:

    Universidad de La Rioja. 2009. Logrono, Spain.

    Universite de Paris VIII. 1994. Paris, France

  • Courses Taught

    Developmental Issues in Childhood and Early Childhood Education

    Problems and Issues in Childhood and Early Childhood Education

    Learning in the Early Years:  Infants and Toddlers

    Sociology of Education

    Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education


  • Research Interests

    Children of immigration in public school systems

    Experiences of immigrant mothers of children with disabilities

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