Dr. Cora Thompson is an Assistant Professor and Field & Clinical Experience Coordinator for the School of Teacher Education (SOTE). She joined SOTE September 2013.She is a dedicated educator and is passionate in preparing future highly qualified teachers. Dr. Thompson teaches EDUC 4100 (Contemporary & Critical Issues in Education) and EDUC 4475 (Clinical Internship). Her duties also include coordinating field placement and supervising per-service teacher candidates and teacher candidates in their field experiences, practicum and clinical internship experiences. Dr. Thompson serves as a liaison agent for the School of Teacher Education and the public school systems. She is an advisor for Savannah State University Student Georgia Association of Educators. Prior to joining Savannah State University, Dr. Thompson was an adjunct professor for South University where she taught Leadership and Strategies for Success courses. Dr. Thompson is a certified teacher and has taught in the public school system for 32 years. Her P-12 sector included classroom teacher, resource teacher, district differentiation specialist, and she served on the Superintendent Teacher Council. She has recently published a book chapter entitled Classroom Management in Introduction to Critical Issues in Education edited by Kisha R. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Highly qualified teachers vs. highly effective teachers
Teacher recruitment and retention
EDD, Education - Nova Southeastern University
MEd, - Troy State University
Awards & Honors
Name: Women of Excellence
Organization: Sisters Striving For Excellence, Inc.