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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the Fourth of July. Operations will resume Monday, July 6.

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
latkins@uco.edu (405) 974-5354 Human Environmental Sciences HES 100D , Box 118

Education and Certifications

Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Education

 

M. Ed. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

Emphasis Area: Early Childhood Education

1994

                         B.S. Family & Child Development, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

                         1991

Experience

1999 to Present          University of Central Oklahoma        

College of Education & Professional Studies

 Family Life Education, Human Environment Sciences  Professor

                                   

1998 - 1999                 University of Central Oklahoma        

College of Education & Professional Studies

  Family Life Education, Human Environment Sciences

  Adjunct Instructor

 

1997-1998                   Oklahoma City Community College,

                                    Child Development Program, Adjunct Instructor

 

1997- 1998                  Oklahoma Christian University, Department of Elementary Education & Early   Childhood Education, Adjunct Instructor

 

1998 - 1996                Westminster School, Oklahoma City, OK

                                    Fourth Grade Teacher

1996 –1993                 Midwest City- Del City Public Schools

                                    Kindergarten & First Grade Teacher             

 

Honors and Awards

  • Vanderford Teaching Award, 2018
  • Neely Excellence in Teaching, 2018
  • OKAEYC - Outstanding Service Award  2015
  • Vanderford  Initiative Award  2015

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Journal of Play Reviewer
  • International Play Association United States, Board President  
  •  The Association for The Study of Play  
  • Oklahoma City Community College Child Development Program Advisory  Board 
  • Rose State College Child Development Program Advisory Board.
  • Oklahoma State University/Oklahoma City Child Development Program Advisory Board 
  • Head Start State Collaboration Advisory Board
  • Oklahoma Chapter of March of Dimes

         

 

Classes Taught

FMCD 2213 Child Development 

FMCD 3723 Infancy & Early Childhood

FMCD 4874 Play, Curriculum & Program Development 

FMCD 3813 Developmental Assessment 

 

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