Faculty Profile

Dina Castro

Dina Castro

Title
Professor
Department
Teacher Education and Administration
College
College of Education

    

Education

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.
Major: Early Childhood Education and Special Education
Dissertation Title: Child and Family Factors in Oral Language and Reading of First Grade Peruvian Children in Poor Urban Communities.
Certificate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995.
Major: Latin American Studies
Licenciatura, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 1986.
Major: Clinical and Community Psychology
MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1986.
Major: Public Health
BS, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, 1984.
Major: Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

EDEC 5633.026, Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Spring 2020
EDEC 5633.30, Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Spring 2020
EDEC 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
EDEC 4633.003, Nurturing Children's Social Competence, Spring 2020 Syllabus
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Spring 2020

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

EDEC 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
EDEC 4633.003, Nurturing Children's Social Competence, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
EDEC 5013.030, Research Strategies in Early Childhood Education, Fall 8W2 2019 SPOT
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Fall 2019
EDEC 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2019
EDEC 5633.30, Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Spring 8W2 2019 SPOT
EDEC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Spring 2019
EDEC 6533.001, Current Readings and Research in Early Childhood Studies, Fall 2018 SPOT
EDEC 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
EDEC 5013.030, Research Strategies in Early Childhood Education, Fall 8W2 2018 SPOT
EDEC 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2018
EDEC 6900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2018
EDEC 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2018
EDEC 6900.710, Special Problems, Fall 2018
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Fall 2018
EDEC 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2018
EDEC 6613.030, Social Change and Leadership in Early Childhood Studies, Summer 5W2 2018
EDEC 6543.001, Contemporary Critical Issues in Early Childhood Studies, Spring 2018 SPOT
EDEC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
EDUC 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
EDEC 6900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2018
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Spring 2018
EDEC 6623.001, Advocacy / Activism in Early Childhood Studies, Fall 2017 SPOT
EDCI 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
EDEC 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
EDUC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
EDEC 5900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2017
EDEC 6900.700, Special Problems, Fall 2017
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Fall 2017
EDEC 5800.004, Special Topics in Early Childhood Studies, Fall 2017 SPOT
EDEC 6800.001, Special Topics in Early Childhood Studies, Fall 2017 SPOT
EDEC 6523.001, History, Philosophy and Ethics of Early Childhood Studies, Summer 5W2 2017 SPOT
EDCI 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
EDEC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
EDEC 6800.001, Special Topics in Early Childhood Studies, Spring 2017 SPOT
EDEC 6533.001, Current Readings and Research in Early Childhood Studies, Fall 2016 SPOT
EDCI 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
EDEC 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
EDCI 6950.703, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2016
EDEC 6613.030, Social Change and Leadership in Early Childhood Studies, Summer 5W2 2016 SPOT
EDEC 6543.001, Contemporary Critical Issues in Early Childhood Studies, Spring 2016 SPOT
EDCI 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
EDEC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
EDUC 6950.700, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
EDEC 6910.700, Special Problems, Spring 2016
EDCI 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
EDCI 6280.001, Qualitative Research in Education, Fall 2015 SPOT
EPSY 6280.001, Qualitative Research in Education, Fall 2015 SPOT
EDEC 6910.709, Special Problems, Fall 2015
EDEC 6800.001, Special Topics in Early Childhood Studies, Summer 5W2 2015 SPOT
EDCI 6950.714, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
EDCI 6280.001, Qualitative Research in Education, Spring 2015
EDCI 6280.002, Qualitative Research in Education, Fall 2014
EPSY 6280.002, Qualitative Research in Education, Fall 2014

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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