Instructor of Education (2012)
Office: EC 115
Jen Oswald received her first bachelor’s degree in social studies/history from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, with the intent of becoming a history teacher. After working at a daycare for a few years, she realized early childhood education would be a better fit. She attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University for her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. After securing a teaching job at Beaver Public Schools, she soon returned to Northwestern for her master’s degree. She taught for nearly seven years in grades 3-6 for Beaver Public Schools, and she was an adjunct instructor at Northwestern’s Woodward campus for two years before returning to Northwestern full-time in 2012. Her certification areas include: Early Childhood (PK-3), Elementary (1-8), and Reading Specialist (PK-12). She is currently working toward her doctorate degree in Reading and Literacy from Capella University. She wants to provide future teachers with a strong foundation to teach reading and writing. She believes when children have a strong literacy foundation they will be successful in school and life.