Petronella Cameron, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Petronella Cameron

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

 

Dr. Petronella Cameron is currently an online instructor at Capella University. She is also currently teaching online graduate and undergraduate courses Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York. She taught graduate courses in Early childhood at California State. As well, Dr. Cameron taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Central State University in Ohio during her tenure as the Early Childhood Program Coordinator, the University's Supervisor for student teacher candidates, and the Co-Chair for the Field and Clinical Experiences at Central State University for four years. Dr. Cameron has chaired and mentored graduate students at California State University and Central State University. She also taught in the public and private early childhood preschools for several years in Los Angeles and in the Caribbean. Dr. Cameron has developed and conducted several workshops and presentations aimed at addressing current trends and issues in Early Childhood Education in the West Indies and in the State of Ohio. Dr. Cameron had worked extensively as content and methodologist specialist in mentoring dissertation students..

Academic and Professional Achievements and Awards

PhD in Early Childhood Education, Walden University, Minnesota

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, California University, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology, Los Angeles, California

Early Childhood Program Director Permit from Teaching Credentialing California

Online Teaching Certificate from Upper Iowa University

Research Interests

     Fostering Creative Skills in Early Childhood Education

      Community involvement and Early Childhood

      Multicultural Education and Early Childhood

      Cognitive Development and Learning

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Selected Publications and Funding

PUBLICATIONS

Cameron, P., & Chirume, E. (2017). Teacher’s role in assisting children in valuing and

             appreciating ethnic differences. (Under Review).

Cameron, P., & Lao, T. (2013). The role of preschool environments in facilitating social and creative

           skills. Global Education Journal, (2), 1.

Henry, N., Hadley, W., & P. Cameron (2014). Examining the Effects of Preschool Teachers’ Pedagogical    

             Practices on African American Students’ School Readiness. Journal of Teacher Education  

             (Under Review)

Olaiya, A., & Cameron, P. (2012). Exploring parents’ and teachers’ perspectives on why young children

             are academically hurried today and its’ implications. International Journal of Early Childhood

             Education, 20, 59–73.

Olaiya, A., & Cameron, P. (2011). Does gender really matter among preschoolers? Exploring

                stereotypes and gender formation among preschoolers. Southern Early Childhood Association,

               39(3), 11–19.

PRESENTATIONS

Cameron, P. (2018). Conference presentation El Camino College Los Angeles California Technology and Early Childhood.

Cameron, P. (2018) Presentation: Teaching Autistic Children using a Robot California State

               University Los Angeles

Cameron, P. (2018) Early Childhood Curriculum and Music Education West Indies

Cameron, P. (2013). Seminar: Current Trend and Issues/Curricula and Early Childhood,

                 Play and Development: Montserrat, West Indies                                                                         

Cameron, P. (2011). Multicultural Education: A Social Change Agent.

               The National Urban Conference, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio

Cameron. P. (2015) Conference: Play and Development in Early Childhood

GRANTS

Co. P.I. (2013). Praxis Preparation Workshops: Title III grant, Department of Childhood Education,       

                 College of Education: Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, $38, 000

 

OTHER SCHOLARY ACTIVITIES

Cameron, P. (2012). Articulation Workshop to align curriculum with the National Association for the

               Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Ohio Assessment for Educators (OEA)

                 Collaborators: Sinclair College, Edison University, and Wright State University

               Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Columbus, Ohio

Cameron, P. (2012). Critique: Pearson’s Online Course: Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood

     Focus Group Conference: National Association for the Education of Young Children

     (NAEYC), Indianapolis, IN: Critique Pearson’s Online Courses

Education

  • Doctorate in Early Childhood Education
    Walden University
  • Master's in Early Childhood Education
    California State University
  • Bachelor's in Ethnomusicology
    University of Los Angeles, California
  • Associate in Liberal Arts
    Santa Monica College

Research Interests

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

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Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is for leaders who wish to advance their skills in curriculum development and instructional methods at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.

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Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist

The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.

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Ed.S. in Public Health Education Educational Specialist

The Education Specialist in Public Health Education degree is designed for educators and healthcare professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.

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M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Master of Education

This program provides PreK-12 educators with a thorough background of current scientific research and pedagogy to help them learn how students learn. It is designed around the “learn, apply, assess” model to maximize gains in student performance.

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M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education Master of Education

The Master of Early Childhood Education program focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to engage young children in learning experiences that will influence future educational opportunities. You will learn to create viable, age-specific, and dynamic learning environments.

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M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.

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M.Ed. in Educational Technology Master of Education

The Master of Education in Educational Technology program prepares educators and other professionals to serve as technology leaders by teaching them to track trends and leverage technology as an effective tool to support learning and meet the needs of school staff, teachers, and students.

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M.Ed. in Elementary Education Master of Education

Specifically designed for elementary teachers who wish to advance their expertise and skills, the Master of Education in Elementary Education degree will build on their current understanding of young students’ learning needs and introduce them to new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom.

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M.Ed. in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Master of Education

The Master of Education in English as a Second Language and Bilingual program addresses the needs of teachers who are interested in working with linguistically and culturally diverse non-native English speakers. It is aligned to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: English as a New Language.

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M.Ed. in Higher Education Master of Education

Designed for individuals who wish to advance their skills or career in higher education, this program focuses on the ever-changing global, economic, and technological environments that impact the field of higher education.

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M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology Master of Education

This degree is designed for students wishing to use technology to pursue a career in instructional design. You will learn how to evaluate, develop, and implement effective instructional design in a variety of educational settings.

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M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education

This program will help K-12 educators enhance their curriculum in order to improve student performance, close achievement gaps, and prepare students for the future workplace. You will learn how to utilize technology, collaborative environments, and other integrated resources to foster high levels of student achievement and performance.

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M.Ed. in Literacy Master of Education

This program is designed for educators who wish to bring systematic change to schools seeking to improve or enhance reading instruction. You will learn how to develop a supportive curriculum that helps students and teachers meet important reading milestones.

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M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education

This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement

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M.Ed. in Teaching English Learners Master of Education

English language learners are the fastest growing student population and educators need specialized training to work with them effectively. This program is built to help teachers reach these students, bridge cultural gaps, and differentiate their curriculum according to individual student needs.

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M.A. in Elementary Teaching Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching degree is designed for those who want to be elementary teachers but have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields. By building a solid foundation in elementary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career of working with young learners.

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M.A. in Secondary Teaching Master of Arts

The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is designed for students who have bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields but want to be teachers at the secondary level. By building a solid foundation in secondary education, you’ll earn a master’s degree and be prepared for a career in teaching at the secondary level.

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