College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Daniel Vincent, Department Chair


Phone: (405) 974-5132

Office: LIB 145

Box: 127

General Information


  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Studies, August 2006.
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019
  • Master of Education in Foundations of Education, August 2001
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude, May 1999
    Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK 74804



Professor, Elementary Education 
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034
August 2006 to Present
Science Teacher (Intermediate/Middle 1999-2003; High 2003-2006) 
Jenks Public Schools
205 East “B” Street
Jenks, OK 74037
August 1999 to 2006


Selected Presentations

  • Presentation, “Who Am I? and How Do I Become the Teacher I Want to Be?” American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2018
  • Presentation, Developing Future Teachers, Developing Teachers’ Future” Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK, October 2017
  • Presentation, “Concurrent enrollment and collaborative teaching to promote transformative learning,” Transformative Learning Conference, OKC, April 2016
  • Presentation, “The case for collaboration,” School Science and Mathematics National Conference, OKC, Oct, 2015 Presentation, “Using community resources: A teacher’s perspective,” Oklahoma Museum Educators’ Conference, Spring 2014
  • Presentation, “Undergraduates’ experiences in research into student learning,” School Science and Mathematics National Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, Fall 2012
  • Presentation, “Teachers’ perspectives on museums,” Oklahoma Museum Educators’ Conference, Summer 2012
  • Presentation, “Celebration of stealing? Providing student perspectives on Oklahoma history,” Multicultural Institute, UCO, Spring 2012
  • Presentation, “Shadows that enlighten,” School Science and Mathematics National Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, Fall 2011
  • Presentation, “Simple STEM activities with probeware,” NSTA Regional Conference, Hartford, CT, Fall 2011
  • Presentation, “Utilizing data collection probes in the classroom” OSTA conference, Fall 2010
  • Presentation, “Plants can do that?”  NSTA National Conference, Philadelphia, March 2010
  • Presentation, “Connecting Math and Science through computerized data-collection devices” NSTA National Conference, Philadelphia, March 2010
  • Presentation, “Partnering with community resources.” OATE Conference, OK, Fall 2008
  • Presentation, “The national elections” OATE Conference, OK, Fall 2008
  • Presentation, “Developing spatial awareness.” NCTM Regional Conference, OK. Fall, 2007
  • Presentation, “A glimpse into pre-service elementary teachers’ views of teaching Mathematics and Science.” RCML National Conference, OK. March 2008
  • Presentation, “Connecting the Content: Merging Pedagogy with Content Knowledge.” ASTE International Conference, St. Louis, MO. January 2008
  • Presentation, “Science Inquiry in Biology” NSTA National Convention, April 2007
  • Presentation, “Will it float?  Inquiring about Mass and Volume”  NSTA Regional Conference, Denver, CO. November 2007
  • Poster Presentation, ‘Stories, Metaphors, and Mental Images: Encouraging reflection and self-evaluation in teacher candidates.  Oklahoma Research Day. Edmond, April 2007.
  • Presentation, “Getting Off Your ‘X’: Using Stories to Connect with Undergraduates in Teacher Education” OATE State Conference, October 2006

Selected Publications

  • Vincent, D. & D. Cassel (2017). Falling into understanding: Using falling objects to develop ideas on gravity. Science Scope, vol. (40)5, p. 16-22.
  • Higa, K. & D. Vincent (Redacted chapter, 2015). Good Soldiers of the EdTPA: Useful tool or destructive weapon? Accepted chapter in book 2015; redacted from publication for legal purposes.
  • Stewart, J. & D. Vincent (2013). Supercharging lessons with a virtual lab: A virtual lab supplements an exploration of simple circuits. Science and Children, vol. (50), 7, p. 40-43.
  • Cassel, D. & D. Vincent (2012, August). i-Touches enlighten students’ data analysis. Teaching Children Mathematics, vol. (19)1, p. 57-59.
  • Cassel, D. & D. Vincent (2011, November). “Metaphors reveal preservice elementary teachers’ views of mathematics and science teaching.” School Science and Mathematics, vol. (111)7, p. 319-324.
  • Vincent, D., D. Cassel (2011, January). “Shadows that enlighten: An investigation into shadows exposes students’ ideas about the seasons” Science and Children, vol. (48)5, p. 50-54.
  • Vincent, D. (2010, November). “Using historical investigations in the classroom: History of Science as a tool for Teaching.” Science Scope, vol. (34)3.
  • Vincent, D., D. Cassel (2009, March). “Message in a bottle: Analyzing reaction rates using air pressure sensors” Science Scope, vol. 32(7), p. 68-73.
  • Vincent, D., D. Cassel, & J. Milligan. (2008, February).  “Will it float? A learning cycle investigation of mass and volume.” Science and Children, vol. 45(6), p. 36-39.

Selected Honors

  • University of Central Oklahoma, Collaborative Team Work Award, 2017
  • University of Central Oklahoma, Neely Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • University of Central Oklahoma, College of Education and Professional Studies, Diversity Initiative Award, 2010
  • Jenks Middle School, Teacher of the Year, 2002 – 2003