The Catholic University of America

Angela McRae, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Professor

O'Boyle 212

620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064
(202) 319-4634

 

Education

University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Ph.D. 2012 Human Development,
Educational Psychology
Johns Hopkins University M.A. 2002 Teaching
Elementary Education
Boston College B.A. 1995 Sociology
University of the Virgin Islands   1991-1992 Early Admissions Program

 

Professional History

2014-Present Assistant Professor Department of Education
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
2013-2014  Visiting Scholar Department of Education
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
2011-2012,
2007-2008
 Graduate Assistant Department of Human Development and Quanitative Methodology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
2009-2011,
2002-2007
Graduate Assistant Maryland Literacy Research Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
2000-2002 Lead Teacher Clopper Mill Elementary School
Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
1997-1998 Teaching Assistant Oakmont Secondary School
Gaithersburg, MD
1996-1997 Lead Teacher Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School
St. Thomas, USVI

 

Research Interests

Engagement and motivation in literacy and STEM; teacher efficacy
 

 STEM

Dr. Angela McRae is the Coordinator of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education.  She is responsible for the development of teacher preparation in the STEM areas, and teaches the Early Childhood and Elementary Science, Health, and Physical Education methods course.  Dr. McRae is also the Co-organizer of the CUA STEM initiative, which is being developed to support CUA faculty and students, and to promote community outreach efforts.

 

Courses

EDUC 311 Children's Literature in the Curriculum F 2014
EDUC 312 Curriculum and instruction in the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom F 2014
EDUC 321 Teaching Early Childhood and Elementary Science, Health, and Physical Education S 2015
EDUC 324 Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom S 2015
EDHD 411 Child Development F 2013
EDHD 425 Language Development and Reading Acquisition F 2012
 EDHD 617 Achievement Motivation F 2013
     
     
     
     

 

Recent Publications

Guthrie, J.T., McRae, A., & Klauda, S.L. (in press). Closing the achievement gap through literacy
      engagement in Adolescents.
McRae, A. (in preparation).  Teacher support for reading competence in middle school: African American and European American reading achievement and self-efficacy.
McRae, A. (in preparation). Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction in your classroom.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Guthrie, J.T., & McRae, A. (2012).  Motivations and contexts for literacy engagement of African American and European American adolescents (Report No. 5). In J.T. Guthrie, A. Wigfield, Retrieved from http://www.corilearning.com/research-publications/
Guthrie, J.T., & McRae, A., Coddington, D.S., Lutz, S., Wigfield, A., & Barbosa, P. (2009). Impacts of comprehensive reading instruction on diverse outcomes of low- and high-achieving readers. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 195-214.
McRae, A., & Guthrie, J.T. (2009). Promoting reasons for reading: Teacher practices that impact motivation. In E.H. Hiebrt (Ed.), Reading more, reading better (pp. 55-76). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Wigfield, A., Guthrie, J.T., Perencevich, K.C., Taboada, A., Klauda, S.L., McRae, A., & Barbosa, P. (2008). Role of reading engagement in mediating effects of reading comprehension instruction on reading outcomes.  Psychology in the Schools, 45, 432-445.
Guthrie, J.T., McRae, A., & Klauda, S.L. (2007). Contributions of concept-oriented reading instruction to knowledge about interventions for motivations in reading.  Educational Psychologist, 42, 1-14.
Taboada, A., Guthrie, J.T., & McRae, A. (2007). Building engaging classrooms. In R. Fink & S.J. Samuels (Eds.), Inspiring reading success: Interest and motivation in an age of high-stakes testing (pp. 141-166). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.