Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction: Language and Literacy, Multicultural, Education
and Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education, The University of Alabama
Ed.S., Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Special Education Concentration: Learning
Disabilities, The University of Alabama
M.S., Elementary Education/Special Education, Language Arts, University of Alabama
Areas of Expertise
Curriculum and Instruction; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Culture
Ocie Watson-Thompson is Professor at Towson University. Her graduate degree and undergraduate
degree were earned at the University of Alabama in the areas of Early Childhood Education,
Elementary Education and Special Education with a concentration in Language and Literacy.
She has over thirty years of experience as a teacher and teacher educator. Developmentally
appropriate practices, cultural inclusive instruction for young children and quality
preparation of teachers/practitioners have been the focus of her scholarly work. Dr.
Watson-Thompson continues to teach, supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate
students as they deliver effective instruction and learning experiences in diverse
and culturally inclusive environments.