Carol Corcoran

Professor of Education

Carol Corcoran joined the Department of Teacher Education in the fall of 1981. Corcoran has published research in peer reviewed journals such as Reading Improvement and The Clearing House. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences, sharing such topics as standards and effective teaching, vocabulary instruction, motivating the underachiever and alternative assessment strategies. A former public school teacher and school reading coordinator, her area of specialty is literacy education.


  • Ed.D., curriculum and instruction, University of Central Florida
  • M.Ed., elementary education, University of Central Florida
  • B.S., sociology and elementary education, SUNY College

Course Topics

  • Language Arts and Literature for Children
  • Senior Research
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Problems I
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Problems II

Research Interests

  • Literacy instruction
  • Teacher preparation


  • Corcoran, C.A., Dershimer, E., and Tichenor, M. (2010). "A teacher's guide to alternative assessment: Taking the first steps." In S. Williamson (Ed.), Annual Editions: Assessment and Evaluation (pp. 103-106). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill. (Originally published in The Clearing House, May/June 2004).
  • Corcoran, C.A., and Mamalakis, A. (2009). "Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions of Reading Motivation Techniques." Reading Improvement, 46(3), 137-142.
  • Corcoran, C.A., and Medeiros, M. (2009). "From the Field: Bullying." The Florida Reading Journal, 45(3), 41-45.

Carol Corcoran

Faculty Expert

  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Literacy issues

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