Erick Moffett, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
American College of Education

A proud Southerner, Dr. Erick Moffett received his early education in Texas before moving to Mississippi and discovering a passion for teaching. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry and, later, his master's and doctorate degrees. He has completed studies abroad, spending some time in Mexico and gaining fluency in Spanish. Dr. Moffett is a veteran educator with experience in K-12 and higher education settings. His academic accomplishments as a science educator date back to his first year teaching 8th grade science, where he was recognized for his remarkable commitment to his students' record academic growth on the state science assessment. Since then, Dr. Moffett has served as a science instructor for both online and brick-and-mortar institutions, led professional development sessions on STEM literacy as a consultant, and published research. His research interests include the use of modeling to increase students' understanding of abstract science concepts. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and playing various musical instruments.

Education

  • Doctorate in Science Education
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelor's in Biochemistry
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • Degree in Secondary Education (Chemistry Emphasis)
    University of Southern Mississippi

Research Interests

Science Education

Applied Statistics in Educational Research

Physical Modeling of Abstract Concepts in Chemistry

Teacher Preparation

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Advanced Studies Master of Education

This program is designed to help those wanting to teach at the secondary or college level meet education requirements. With more than 10 majors and more than five Focus of Study areas, it allows you to obtain 18-credit hours in the area of your choosing.

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M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education Master of Education

This degree will help you teach others about healthy life choices. You will learn about a wide range of health topics, and how to assess a community or an organization to determine health education priorities. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

31

Semester Credits

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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.

31

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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.

31

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M.Ed. in STEM Leadership Master of Education

This program will help you empower students to think like scientists. It was designed in conjunction with The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) and Accelerate Learning and offers a holistic overview of historical and current issues impacting integrated science education while cultivating research-based strategies to improve student learning.

31

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M.Ed. in STEM Leadership for graduates of the M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum Master of Education

22

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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

31

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M.A. in Elementary Teaching Master of Arts

This program 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.

34

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Certificate in Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate

This program 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, it will prepare you for a career of working with young learners.

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