Kara Swofford  head shot.

Kara Swofford

Title: Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Education, Education and Health Division Chair

Teaching Focus: EDU 213 The Call to Teach, EDU 373 Methods for Teaching Science, EDU 4002 Implementation of Elementary Best Practices, EDU 403 Early Childhood Leadership, EDU 4102 Implementation of K-12 Best Practices, EDU 413 Early Childhood Environment, EDU 433 Early Childhood Assessment and Instruction, EDU 441 Classroom Leadership, EDU 45V Student Teaching

Education: B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1996; M.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1999; Ed.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 2002; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2009


Dr. Kara Swofford began teaching in the Education Department in fall 2007. She completed her undergraduate, masters, and specialist degrees at Missouri State University and received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Arkansas. Kara taught at the elementary level for six years and served four years as a primary school principal.  In 2012, she was named as Director of the Teacher Education Program.


Email: kswofford@cofo.edu