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Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership

Lynn Navin earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University in 1984. She earned a Master of Arts in Child Development from Michigan State University in 1991. Infant Mental Health was an area of emphasis.  She recently finished her PhD in Teaching and Learning Processes. Her dissertation topic was on using self-video analysis as a tool for self-reflection in the study of their own practice. 

Lynn Navin holds a clinical faculty position in the College of Education, and has been the director of the Child Development Center since 1992. She serves as the area leader in Early Childhood Education.  She teaches the Infant and Toddler and Preschool Curriculum and Practice course each semester as well as several graduate courses in the online Early Childhood emphasis area of the MED program.  Lynn oversees the university students who are doing field work within the Child Development Center and supports the research of faculty members using the child development center. 

Lynn has experience teaching infants and toddlers; preschool, and kindergarten children. She has been the director of the Child Development Center at UM-St. Louis since January 1992. She has over 25 years experience in Early Care and Education administration. Lynn is active in many professional organizations including the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  She is also involved in the Beyond Housing initiative in the North County neighborhoods of St. Louis.   

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e-mail

navinl@umsl.edu

phone

(314) 516-6789

office

130 So. Campus Classroom Bldg.

1502 Cypress Ct.

Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

Phone 618 531-4975

E-mail:

lynnnavin@umsl.edu

Lynn Navin

   

Education

2014-2018 University of Missouri St. Louis St. Louis, MO

PhD in Education: Teaching and Learning Processes

1988 – 1991 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

M.A. in Child Development

1980-1984 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH

B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Illinois Teaching Certificate

Work experience

1992-PRESENT University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, MO

Director of Child Development Center

§ A nationally accredited, laboratory school with 81 children

§ Responsible for all aspects of administering a child development center

§ Supervise University pre-service students

2012-PRESENT University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, MO

Clinical Instructor, Department Education, Preparation, Research and Innovation

§ Teach undergraduate, graduate and post degree certification students in Early Childhood Education program

§ Coordinate Early Childhood course schedule and staffing

§ Participation in redesign of Teacher Education Programs

§ Advise graduate students

1992-2012 University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, MO

Adjunct Instructor, Division of Teaching and Learning

§ Teach undergraduate, graduate and post degree certification students in Early Childhood Education program

§ Coordinate and supervise practicum experience

§ Participation in University committees to develop curriculum

1988-1991 Eastminster Child Development Center East Lansing, MI

Program Coordinator of Child Development Center

§ A multi-site facility with 220 children

§ Responsible for curriculum, supervision, and organizational tasks

§ Supervise University pre-service students

1985-1988 Shaker Day School Shaker Hts, OH

Preschool Teacher

§ 20 children 3 and 4 years old

§ Responsible for curriculum, assessment, parent communication, and

Supervision of part-time staff

1984-1985 Gerber Children's Center Bedford, OH

Kindergarten Teacher

§ 20 children in private setting

Responsible for curriculum, assessment, parent communication

Professional memberships and committees

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Association for the Education of Young Children, Missouri, past president

National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Education

National Coalition of Campus Child Care

Phi Kappa Phi Honor society

Association for Childhood International

Accreditation validator for National Association for the Education of Young Children Accreditation, 2000-2006

Crucial Early Years Institute Committee, 1994 to 2015

Early Childhood Advisory Committee for Special School District Technical Education Division, 2007 to present

Mayor’s Summit on Early Care and Education, City of St. Louis, , 2000-2005

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Education, 2004--2011

Beyond Housing Early Childhood Advisory Committee, 2012 –present

Teacher Education Committee Co-Chair, January 2013 – 2016

American Graduate Education Committee January 2012 to 2016

Courses Taught

Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Practice

Preschool Curriculum and Practice

Foundations for Early Childhood Education (on line graduate course)

Parent and Community Resources (undergraduate and graduate on line)

Assessment, Curriculum and Practice (on-line graduate course)

Mathematics for Early Childhood Educator

Language Acquisition

Assessment and Evaluation from Birth-Third Grade

Mathematics and Science Acquisition