Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Dr. Beckett has served on the early childhood faculty at Walden University since 2005, and has worked with students in Ph.D., Ed.S., Ed.D., and MsEd programs. From 2006-2012, she served as a specialization coordinator for the Early Childhood Specialization. For a portion of that period she also served as coordinator of Global and Comparative Education and Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Prior to her employment at Walden, she was on the early childhood faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the Language and Literacy and Multilingual Studies faculties at Texas Tech University. She also served as a visiting professor at the University of the Americas (La Universidad de las Americas) in Puebla, Mexico, teaching courses in constructivism. She has also worked at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C. and the Texas Education Agency, where she worked with early childhood policy. Her research interests include multilingual aspects of early childhood development and resilience in early childhood.
EDDD/EDSD/EDPD 8081/7081/8081 - The Language and Literacy Continuum Birth-Age 8
EDUC 7854/8854 - Dynamics of Early Childhood Policies and Systems
EDUC 8851/7851 - Global Perspectives on Development and Learning
RSCH 8110/7110/6110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods
EDUC 8112 - Social Change in Education
PhD, The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
MA, The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
BS, The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX
AA, El Centro College - Dallas, TX
San Marcos Association of Retired Teachers, Committee Member - San Marcos, TX
Awards / Honors
Rita Turner Award, Walden University, 2009
McDonald Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, 1997
Oxford Round Table, 2003
Beckett, A. A. (2003). Removing Cultural Barriers to Motivation. Kappa Delta Pi Record.
Beckett, A. A., Horowitz, R. (2005). Protective factors to prevent the Fourth Grade Slump for English Language Learners.