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Dr. Stephen  Lucas

Dr. Stephen Lucas

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Office: 2148 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-8515
Fax: 217-581-7147
Email: selucas@eiu.edu

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Frequently Taught Courses

SED 2000 - Inquiry into Teaching
SED 3330 - Instructional Tasks in the Secondary School
EDF 5500 - Theory into Practice: Curriculum Development

 

Education

Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.A., California State University, Fresno
B.A., Point Loma College

 

Professional Organizations

- American Educational Research Association
- Mid-Western Educational Research Association
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

 

Research

- Preservice Teacher Education
- Professional Self-Efficacy in Preservice Teachers
- Novice Teacher Professional Development

 

Selected Publications

"The Development of Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs.Critical Issues in Teacher Education (2013, with C. L. Polydore).

"The Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment: Methods, Results, and Lessons Learned.
Critical Issues in Teacher Education (2012).

Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment: 2005-2011 Longitudinal Survey Results. Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Deans of Public Colleges of Education (2011). This publication may be viewed here.

The Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment. Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Deans of Public Colleges of Education (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions).

Illinois Educational Administration Graduate Assessment: Annual survey results.  Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Deans of Public Colleges of Education (2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013 editions).

Illinois Teacher Graduate Fifth-Year Assessment: Annual survey results.  Charleston, IL: Illinois Association of Deans of Public Colleges of Education (2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014 editions).

"Leadership self-efficacy: Beginning an inquiry into the development and impact of middle school principal leadership.In P. G. Andrews and V. A. Anfara, Jr. (eds.), Leaders for a movement: Professional preparation and development of middle level teachers and administrators, pp. 299-321. 
Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing (2003).

"Supervision’s primary task: Synthesizing professional development to meet individual teacher needs and attain school organizational goals."  In R. C. Hunter (Ed.), Challenges of urban education and efficacy of school reform. 
New York: Elsevier Science (2003).

"Beyond interdisciplinary teaming: Findings and implications of the NASSP national middle level study.NASSP Bulletin, 86(632), 33-47 (2002, with D. G. Hackmann, V. N. Petzko, J. W. Valentine, D. C. Clark, & J. R. Nori).

"Leaders and leadership in middle level schools."  NASSP Bulletin, 86(631), 3-15 (2002, with V. N. Petzko, D. C. Clark, J. W. Valentine, D. G. Hackmann, & J. R. Nori).

"Perspectives from principals on school-based counseling."
  Educational Leadership Review 2(1), 23-31 (2001, with S. M. Tracz, D. Gehart, & R. S. Kiyuna).

The use of teams in school improvement processes.  Monograph for the National
Alliance of Middle Level Schools.  Reston, VA
: National Association of Secondary School Principals (2000, with B. Painter, M. Wooderson, & J. Valentine).

"What’s your school’s personality?  Studying and shaping school culture."  The Transescent, 24(4), 26-28 (2000, with S. Gruenert).

 

  

Selected Conference Presentations

The development of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, 2012.

A statewide, multiuniversity assessment of teacher and educational administration graduates.  RosEvaluation Conference, 2012.

The Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment: Methods, results, and lessons learned.  26th Annual Midwest ATE Conference, 2012 (invited keynote address).

Understanding to practice: An assessment of Illinois first-year teachers.  Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, 2011.

Ready to lead?  Results of the Illinois Educational Administration Graduate Assessment.  Illinois Education Research Council Focus on Illinois Research Symposium, 2011.

Let's talk citizenship: Political identity development in a service-learning course.  Illinois Education Research Council Focus on Illinois Research Symposium, 2011.

Exploring pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs.  Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association, 2010.

Years one to five: Results of the Illinois Teacher Graduate Fifth-Year Assessment.  Illinois Education Research Council Focus on Illinois Research Symposium, 2010.

Years one to five: Comparative results from the Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment, 2005-2009.  Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Annual Conference, 2010.

Prepared for success? Results from the first four years of the Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment project.  Illinois Education Research Council Focus on Illinois Research Symposium, 2009.

The development, implementation, and results of the Illinois Educational Administration Graduate Assessment.  American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual meeting, 2009.

The Illinois Teacher Graduate Assessment project.  American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 2008.

A standards-based assessment of new teacher graduates in Illinois's twelve public colleges of education.  American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting, 2008.
 

Funding & Grants

Teacher and Educational Administration Graduate Assessments ($446,378)
Illinois Association of Deans of Public Colleges of Education (2007-2012)


Community

Development of High School Service and Community Curriculum
Catlin, IL Community School District (2009)


Current Service Activities
- Eastern Illinois University- Equestrian Team Advisor
Eastern Illinois University - School of Continuing Education Advisory Board
College of Education and Professional Studies - Eastern Educational Journal Editorial Board
College of Education and Professional Studies- Assessment Committee
College of Education and Professional Studies - Development Committee
Illinois State Board of Education - State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board
Illinois Association of Deans of Public Colleges of Education - Director, Teacher/Educational Administration Graduate Assessments

 



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