Adele Schepige

Program Coordinator, Professor, Education & Leadership

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At WOU since




  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, focus area Science Education, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • M.S. in Education, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR
  • B.S. in Biology and Integrated Science Teaching, Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, OR
  • A.A., Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR

Teaching focus

  • Master of Science in Education;  Professor, Teacher Education

Grants and funding

  • Western Foundation Grant (2012-13). Funding for students to attend National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Portland, OR. October 24-26 2013. $1500.00
  • Schepige, A. (2011) Oregon Fish and Wildlife for Creeks and Kids. $30,226.
  • Schoenfeld, W.& Schepige, A. NASA Global Climate Change Education (2008): Global Climate Change Institute for K-8 Teachers. $180,000
  • Schepige, A. &Schoenfeld, W. NASA Educational Public Outreach Grant (2007) “Foundations of Global Climate Change: An Institute for K-12 Educators in the Pacific Northwest.” $45,000
  • National Junior Science and Humanities Grants (sponsored by US Navy, Air Force and Army), 2003 -2008. $15,850-$17,500

Professional experience

Adele is a Professor of Science Education at WOU. She has been teaching science and worked in the field of science education for 30 years. Since 1999 she has been teaching elementary and secondary science methods at WOU for the undergraduate and MAT teacher education programs.  For many years Adele has been involved with environmental education, offering workshops to Oregon educators and serving as the state coordinator of Project WET for Oregon. Outside of WOU she enjoys gardening, hiking and reading.

Western Oregon University Service:

  • WOU University Advisory Committee, 2012-present
  • Joint Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2012-present
  • Academics RequirementsCommittee2011-present, Chair 2013-14
  • Institutional Review Board, 2011-2013
  • WOU Faculty Workload Committee, -Fall 2006
  • NW Accreditation Self Study Steering Committee, 2005-2007
  • Sexual Harassment Task Force, 2005
  • Faculty Development Committee, 1999-2005. Chair, 2001
  • 1999-present: Professor of Science Education Division of Natural Science and Mathematics: Adjunct
  • Assistant Professor of General Science 1986-1999
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant 1985-86

Awards and honors

  • Parents Choice Award, 1996, for Discovering earthquakes: A nature activity book

Graduate courses taught

  • ED 534: Content Pedagogy I: Science
  • ED 534: Content Pedagogy I: Math
  • ED 536: Content Pedagogy II: Science
  • ED 536: Content Pedagogy II: Math
  • ED 612: Quantitative Research in Education
  • ED 635: Action Research
  • ED 677: Integrating and Differentiating Instruction

Undergraduate courses taught

  • ED 325: Elementary Science Methods
  • ED 418: Assessment, Planning and Instruction
  • ED 411: Student Teaching I
  • ED 412: Student Teaching II
  • ED 427: Professional Development: Early Childhood Studies Capstone
  • ED 434: Content Pedagogy I: Science
  • ED 434: Content Pedagogy I: Math
  • ED 436: Content Pedagogy II: Science
  • ED 436: Content Pedagogy II: Math
  • ED 453: Elementary Mathematics Methods

Publications and Presentations

  • Morrell, P. & Schepige, A. (2012). Helping Preservice Science Teachers Reflect on Their Own Practice in Bullock, S.& Russell, T. (Eds.) In Self-Study in Science Teaching and Science. (pp. 157-173).New York: Springer Publishing
  • Schepige, A.,Morrell, P., Smith-Walters, C., Sadler, K. Munck, M., Rainboth, D. (2010). Using Environmental Education Project Curricula with Elementary Preservice Teachers. In Bodzin, A, Klein,B. & Weaver,S. (Eds.) Association of Science Teacher Educators Monograph:The Inclusion of Environmental Education in Science Teacher Education.(pp. 281-296). New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Field, N. & Schepige, A. (2007). 2nd  edition. Discovering earthquakes: A nature activity book.  Dog-Eared Publications, Middleton, WI.
  • Schepige, A. and Bucy, M (2007). Community mapping. In Girod, M. & Steed, J. (Eds.) Technology in the college classroom: Education. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Pres

Professional memberships

  • Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE)
  • National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA)
  • Oregon Watershed Education Consortium, member 2000-2010
  • Oregon Pre-service Environmental Education Consortium, member

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