Dr. Cheryl Cummins

Cheryl Jackson Cummins, Ed. D.

Associate Professor of Elementary Education



            Dr. Cummins received her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi.   She received her Master of Education and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees in Elementary Education from Delta State University.

            Dr. Cummins began her career as an elementary teacher in Indianola, MS.  She taught first grade for 8 years at Lockard Elementary School.  She began her college teaching career at Delta State University in 1996.


Scholarly interests:  literacy instruction and disabilities in reading

Ask her about:  her children and her love of roller coasters


Courses taught:

     CEL 301        Introduction to Elementary Education

     CEL 312        Language Arts for the Elementary School

     CEL 317        Principles and Techniques of Teaching in Early Childhood

     CEL 497        Diagnosis and Evaluation of Student Achievement in the Elementary School

     CEL 496        Directed Teaching in the Elementary School

     CRD 325       Reading in the Intermediate and Secondary Schools

     CRD 326       Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties

     CRD 492       Special Topics in Reading Education

     CUR 302       Orientation and Field Experiences

     CRD 624       Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School

     CEL 612        Development, Assessment and Evaluation

     CEL 613        Communicative Arts

     CEL 620        Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

     CEL 621        Education in the Intermediate Grades

     CEL 630        Practicum in Elementary Education           


Professional Memberships:

     International Reading Association

     Delta Kappa Gamma

     American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education

     Mid-South Educational Research Association

     Delta Reading Council