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About Scott Beck

Dr. Beck joined the faculty of Georgia Southern in 2000. He previously served in the US Peace Corps, worked in Migrant Health and Education, and taught Middle School. He holds degrees from Cornell University, the University of North Carolina - Greensboro, and the University of Georgia. He teaches courses across multiple academic programs, especially Teaching of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students, and Elementary and Middle Grades Education. His research focuses upon Migrant and Immigrant Education, Controversial Young Adult and Children's Literature, and Education Policy.


2000 - Present Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University Education, College of
Present Professor, Georgia Southern University Middle Grades and Secondary Education, Department of

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Honors and Awards

  • College-Level Jack Miller Award for Teaching nominee (2011)
  • College-Level Jack Miller Award for Teaching (2012)
  • University-Wide Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction (2013)


  • Elementary Children’s Literature
  • Elementary Language & Literacy Methods
  • ESOL Endorsement Methods
  • Middle Grades / Secondary Literature & Writing
  • Middle Grades Adolescent Literature
  • Reading Endorsement Cognition & Language
  • Elementary Social Studies Methods
  • Middle Grades Social Studies Methods
  • Elementary Student Teaching
  • Middle Grades Student Teaching

Contact Information

PO Box 8134
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0354
Office: College of Education 4136


Scholarship: Publications: Peer or Editorially Reviewed (7)

Scholarship: Presentations: International and National (6)

Scholarship: Presentations: Regional, State, and Local (4)