Teacher Education Program
College of Education
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Linda Button brings experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, and higher education instructor to her teaching of methods and curriculum at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dr. Button began her career as an elementary classroom teacher, and later taught special education and literacy to students in grades K-20, in addition to being a Title I reading teacher. As a district curriculum coordinator and administrator, she helped guide the development of standards, curriculum, and assessment in literacy, and served as a leader to faculty in language arts, social studies, foreign language and music for twenty six schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
In 1999 Dr. Button assumed a faculty position at the University of Northern Colorado where she taught literacy methods and graduate classes, was Coordinator of the Elementary Professional Teacher Education Program and later Director of the School of Teacher Education. She received the Outstanding Service Award for the College of Education in 2002. Dr. Button worked with Colorado Department of Education on the item selection, performance setting and mapping of the state test for reading (CSAP). She was also a member of the grant evaluation team for the Colorado Reading Excellence Act, and was on the Colorado Basic Literacy Act Advisory Board.
Since coming to UCCS in 2007, Dr. Button has taught classes in teacher education and curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a Professional Development School Site Professor, she provides guidance and knowledge to preservice teachers on their journey from being college students to becoming reflective educators
Dr. Button is active at the state level in the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association. She is editor of the Colorado Communicator, the online newsletter for the organization, and is she is a member of the CCIRA Conference Committee. Dr. Button’s research interest includes literacy assessment, and the integration of literacy, mathematics and science to support learning. She is currently working on a research project involving the use of picture books for children in the United States and China.
University of Northern Colorado - 1980
University of Northern Colorado - 1972
Colorado State College - 1968
College of Education/UCCS Technology Committee