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Dr. Rebecca Farley

Associate Professor of Education

Office Location Stavros Hall, 134
Phone (Office) 405.585.4257


Rebecca Marie Farley joined the Oklahoma Baptist University faculty in Fall 2016, after serving in McLoud Public Schools for 22 years. Positions that she held there include teaching in self-contained fourth, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. She also spent a total of 5 1/2 years in the focus area of literacy at McLoud Public Schools in Title I, Literacy Resource Specialist and Reading Specialist positions. Dr. Farley is a National Board-Certified Teacher. Her area of national certification is Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. Dr. Farley and her husband, Tracy, have been married for 39 years. The couple worships and serves as members of Hilltop Baptist Church. They enjoy spending time with their three amazing daughters, sons-in-law, and seven precious grandchildren.


  • B.S.E., Oklahoma Baptist University, 1994
  • M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma, 2004
  • Ed.D., Northcentral University, 2020
    • Dissertation: A Descriptive Analysis of Teacher Perception of Preparedness to Teach Reading to Young Children by Education Preparation Programs

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Educations
  • Reading Methods
  • Practicum

Professional Memberships

  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Oklahoma Literacy Associations (OKLA) (Current Chair 2021-2022)
  • Oklahoma Higher Education Reading Council (OHERC) (past Chair)
  • National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Selected Presentations

  • OK-CEC Conference “Exploration and Differentiation of Reading Strategies for K-8 Students, March 2020
  • National CEC Conference “Co-Teaching: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners of the Future”, Feb 2019