Meta L. Van Sickle


Address: 86 Wentworth Street, room 321
Phone: 843.953.6357


Michigan State University
B.S. - Botany/Horticulture with an emphasis on the sciences

Saginaw Valley State College
B.S. - Education

University of South Florida
M.Ed.- Science Education
Ph.D. - Science Education, Graduate Program of Excellence for Math and Science Teachers

Research Interests

Dr. Van Sickle's primary focus has been on science education.

Courses Taught

Her primary teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level have been: supervision of clinical interns, and supervision of pre-clinical internship field placements for secondary science and mathematics students as part of science and a mathematics methods course.

At the M.Ed level her primary course was Nature of Science and Mathematics for science and mathematics teachers.

Courses Taught:


EDFS 456

EDFS 685

EDFS 660

EDFS 460

SMFT 698

EDFS 470

HONS 499


Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles

Does Inquiry Instruction Abet Standardized Test Score Increases? Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina

Behind the masks: Identifying students' competencies for learning mathematics and science in urban settings. School Science and Mathematics

Lasting Impact of a Professional Development Program on Constructivist Science Teaching Methods. Journal of Elementary Science Teaching

Groundwater in science education. Journal of Science Teacher Education

Linking literacy to ecology and science teaching. CESI Science

Use of Portfolios for standards-based performance in teacher education. College Student Journal

Project Inquiry: An NSF-funded professional development model for promoting scientific inquiry in middle level classrooms. Current Issues Middle Level Education

Selected Book Chapters

Laying the ladder down: Egalitarian Leadership. In, K. Wieseman and M. Weinburgh, Ed. Women's Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities

Selected Newsletters

Educated Opinions: What's Next in Education Reform? National Science Teachers Association, 3.