Short BioMegan Burton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Auburn University. She is also President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
Her research and outreach interests are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, elementary mathematics teachers' identities, beliefs and practices, and inclusive practices. Currently, she is researching inclusive STEM education and preparing teacher candidates to effectively meet the needs of their students in inclusive STEM settings. Dr. Burton has facilitated elementary STEM Camps at Auburn University, in China, and virtually. She has presented at numerous international and national venues and has published in venues for teachers and for researchers including: Journal of Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities Quarterly, Teaching Children Mathematics, Young Children, and School Science and Mathematics. She is also co-author of Making mathematics standards accessible to students with diverse learning needs: Using the concrete-representational-abstract sequence. Dr. Burton teaches students to build on the strengths that each learner brings to the classroom. Her teaching utilizes this same approach.
Most of Dr. Burton's childhood was spent in Frankfort, Kentucky. She spent ten years teaching first through fourth grade in the Atlanta and Birmingham areas. Her experience teaching in inclusive classrooms and working with multi-lingual learners are integrated into the work she does now to support teachers as they seek to teach mathematics for all learners. She enjoys travel, spending time with nieces and nephews, and spoiling her two rescue dogs.
Ph.D. in Elementary Education, Mathematics, 2006, The University of Alabama
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, 1998, Kennesaw State University
B.S. in Elementary Education, 1994, Auburn University
2014 - Present
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Elementary Education, Auburn University College of Education - Department of Curriculum and Teaching
2012 - 2014
Assistant Professor, Auburn University College of Education - Department of Curriculum and Teaching
2006 - 2011
Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
2004 - 2006
Instructor, The University of Alabama
1998 - 2004
Teacher, grades 2 & 4, Shelby County Schools Columbiana, AL
1997 - 1998
Teacher, grade 2, Gwinett County Schools Norcross, GA
1994 - 1997
Teacher, grades 1 & 3, Cherokee County Schools Canton, GA
- Elementary mathematics teachers/ identities, beliefs, and practices
- Inclusion, co-teaching, and collaboration
- STEM education