Melissa Cruver, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Department Chair, Early Childhood Education | CAEP Coordinator
Department: Early Childhood Education
Location: Tigerville, SC
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” --B. B. King
Teaching & Education
You will learn with me when taking courses in Reading, Children’s Literature, and Early Childhood Education.
B.S. Elementary Education PK-6, Bob Jones University
M.A. Reading, Furman University
Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Bob Jones University
My experience includes teaching for six years in elementary education and three years at the university level. I then took a seven-year hiatus to stay home with my children. I have been teaching at NGU since 2007.
2020 – Excellence in Teaching Award, South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities
I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:
- Dr. Ann Aust
- Dr. Glenda Boone
- Mrs. Sammie Burman
- Dr. Nancy Caukin
- Mr. Andrew Hodges
- Dr. Sarah Little
- Dr. Linda Parker
- Dr. Michele Schaich
- Dr. Constance Wright
I come from a family of teachers and knew from a young age that God had called me to be a teacher. I began my teaching career with a small chalkboard and a “classroom” filled with stuffed animals. I progressed to teaching the children that I babysat, teaching Sunday School, and helping peers with their homework. I have had the opportunity to teach in public and private schools, as well as early childhood through post-graduate students. Teaching is my dream job!
Explore more resources related to this field of study:
- National Association for Education of Young Children
- Educational Testing Service-Praxis information
- SC Department of Education-Subject Standards