Carol Hagen

Principal Lecturer, Teacher Education and Administration, Director, Child Development Lab
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Office: 
Matthews Hall, 206-B
Phone: 
(940) 565-2555
Email: 
carol.hagen@unt.edu

Carol Hagen, EdD, is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration and the director of the Child Development Laboratory at the University of North Texas. She is a practitioner that is committed to early childhood education. Her practice and research are focused on issues related to preschool children and their families and curriculum and management in diverse early education settings.

Recent Funded External Grants and Contracts

October 2005 - July 2013 - U.S. Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

October 2008 - October 2012 - Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Services Grant

Selected Articles

Myers, C. E., Bratton, S. C. Hagen, C. K., Findling, J. E., (2011) Development of the trauma play scale: Comparison of children manifesting a history of interpersonal trauma with a normative sample. International Journal of Play Therapy, 20. (2), 66-78

Hagen, C. K., (1993) When does literacy begin?  At the beginning. Focus on Infancy, 6 (1).

Hagen, C. K., (1991) Helping Infant Caregivers Construct Their Own Knowledge".  Focus on Infancy, 4 (1).

Recent Presentations

Hagen, (2012) Universal preschool in the USA: A dream unfulfilled. KSECE Biennial International Conference, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea.

Hagen, (2012) Child care access means parents in school: moving beyond financial support and into changing community programs. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Atlanta, GA.

Hagen, D.K., Besier, S., Collins, S., Moving (2011) Beyond financial support and into changing community childcare. The Ohio State University Student Parent Support Symposium

Hagen, C.K. and Davis, T. J. (2009). The project approach in two countries: Preschool in South Korea and the United States. National Coalition of Campus Children’s Centers (NCCCC). Phoenix, Arizona.

Honors/Awards

2012 - Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year

Fall 2007 - North Texas WorkForce Child Care Provider of the Year

Membership in Professional Organizations

National Coalition of Campus Children's Centers

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Southern Association on Children Under Six

Texas Association for the Education of Young Children

Denton Area Association for the Education of Young Children