The University of Texas-Pan American
 
Welcome to the Department of Educational Leadership
AVID for Texas

Dr. Karen Watt

Dr. Karen Marie Watt,
Associate Professor

Office:  EDUC 2.504
Phone: (956) 665-7072
Email:  watt@utpa.edu

COURSES TAUGHT

Masterís
EDUL 6337 Administration of Special Instructional Programs
EDUL 6300 Introduction to Research and Evaluation
EDUL 6388 Sociocultural Foundations of Education
EDUL 6336 Problems in Education
EDUL 7300 Masterís Thesis
EDUL 7301 Masterís Thesis

Doctoral
EDUL 8351 Introduction to Applied Research Methods
EDUL 8336 Problems in Education
EDUL 8322 Qualitative Research
EDUL 8350 Doctoral Internship
EDUL 8323 Selected Topicas in Research
EDUL 8390 Dissertation Research
EDUL 8395 Dissertation Writing

RESEARCH INTERESTS

College Preparation for Underrepresented Populations
De-tracking in secondary schools
Impact of Professional Development on Student Achievement
Catholic Education

SPECIALIZATION

Texas Principal Certificate
Texas Superintendent Certificate
AVID District Leadership Trainer

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

2007 Watt, K.M., Huerta, J., & Lozano, A. (2007). A Comparison Study of AVID and GEAR UP 10th-Grade Students in Two High Schools in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 12(2), 1Ė29

2006 Watt, K. M., Powell, C.A., Mendiola, I.D., & Cossio, G. (2006). School-wide impact and AVID: How have selected Texas high schools addressed the new accountability measures? Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 11: 1, 57-74.

2004 Watt, K. M., Huerta, J., & Cossio, G. (2004). Leadership and AVID implementation levels in four south Texas border schools. Catalyst for Change, 33: 2, 10-14.

2004 Watt, K. M., Powell, C.A, & Mendiola, I.D. (2004). Implications of one comprehensive school reform model for secondary school students underrepresented in higher education. Journal of Education for Students Placed At Risk, 9: 3, 241-259.

2002 Watt, K., Yanez, D., & Cossio, G. (2002). AVID: A comprehensive school reform model for Texas. National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal, 19: 3, 43-59.

2002 Watt, K. (2002). Border Catholic schools: Unique stakeholder alliances.(Part II) Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 6: 2, 168-188.

2002 Watt, K. (2002). Border Catholic schools: Unique stakeholder alliances.(Part I) Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 6: 1, 27-48.

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