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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

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School of Teacher Education Staff - Margaret Gichuru

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Dr. Margaret Gichuru

Dr. Margaret Gichuru

Assistant Professor

Office:  GRH 1082
Phone:  270-745-3135

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Culturally responsive practices in early childhood education
  • Inclusion in early childhood education
  • Teacher preparation and self-efficacy
  • Diversity in higher education


  • IECE 522: Family-Centered Services
  • IECE 530: Advanced IECE Curriculum Development
  • IECE 550: Advanced Assessment in IECE
  • IECE 323: Positive Behavior Support
  • IECE 325: Family-Professional Partnerships
  • IECE 520: Organizing programs/IECE
  • EDU 489: Student Teacher Seminar
  • IECE 526: Practicum
  • IECE 524: Internship

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)
  • Division of Early Childhood (DEC)
  • Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)

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 Last Modified 9/25/14