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Tonya Garrett

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Tonya Garrett


  • Assistant Professor
    Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Bagley Hall 220
    (918) 444-3719


Tonya Garrett is the Department Chair for Curriculum and Instruction and an Assistant Professor for Elementary Education program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Education in Teaching at Northeastern State University. She earned her PhD in Professional Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Mathematics at Oklahoma State University. She had the privilege of teaching first grade students for four years and middle school students math, science, and language arts for eleven years.


  • PhD, Mathematics Education, Oklahoma State University, 2022
  • MEd, Teaching, Northeastern State University, 2013
  • BS, Elementary Education, Northeastern State University, Magna cum laude, 1999
Elementary/middle school mathematics, children's literature (especially in connection to elementary mathematics), teacher beliefs, dyscalculia, professional development
Elementary/middle school mathematics, pedagogy, classroom management, assessment and evaluation


  • Influence of Beliefs and Contextual Factors on Mathematics Instruction - Research Council on Mathematics Learning 47th Annual Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada - March 2020
  • Problems with Problem Solving - K-12 STEM Teacher Instititute - Stillwater, OK - June 2019
  • Performance Assessment Tools for Student Affairs Professionals - Assesstivus Annual Conference - Stillwater, OK - March 2019
  • Promoting a Growth Mindset Among Teachers Through Community Based Partnerships - OACTE Annual Conference - Broken Arrow, OK - October 2019
  • Using Children's Literature to Enhance Mathematical Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge - OCTM Summer Conference - Oklahoma City - June 2017

Courses Taught:

  • NUMBER SENSE/OPERATIONS - ELED 4363 - Spring 2024
  • EARTH/SPACE CONTENT & PEDA - ELED 4214 - Spring 2024
  • INTEG ART STRAT ELEM/MID - ELED 4313 - Spring 2024
  • ASSESS PROG MONIT ELEM/MID - ELED 4583 - Summer 2019