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Marcia B. Imbeau

Marcia B. Imbeau

Professor of Special Education

College of Education and Health Professions

(CIED)-Curriculum & Instruction

Phone: 479-575-3570

Fax: (479) 575-6676

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Marcia B. Imbeau is a professor teaching graduate courses in gifted education and elementary education. She is actively involved with University/Public School Partnerships and teaches in a local elementary school as a university liaison. Her professional experience includes serving as a field researcher for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, elementary teaching in the regular classroom, teaching in programs for the gifted, and coordinating university-based and Saturday programs for advanced learners.

  • Differentiated Instruction – How teachers come to meet the academically diverse learning needs of his or her learners
  • Issues related to quality curriculum development
  • Issue related to gifted and talented identification and programming
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Master of Arts, Childhood Education Program – Internship Year Courses
  • Ph.D.,   University of Connecticut, Teaching the Talented Program, 1991
  • M.Ed.,  University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Gifted and Talented Education, 1982
  • B.A.,    Hendrix College, Conway, AR, Elementary Education, 1976
  • Gartin, B.C., Murdick, N.L., Imbeau, M., & Perner, D.E. (2002). How to use differentiated instruction with students with developmental disabilities in the general education classroom.  Alexandria, VA:  A Publication of the Division on Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children.
  • McGee, C.D., Wavering, M., Imbeau, M.B, Sullivan, E., Morrow, L., Lefever-Davis, S., & Ryel, R. (2001). Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award 2001:  Preparing scholar-practitioners in the 21st century. Action in Teacher Education, 23(3), 5-15.                              
  • McGee, C.D., & Imbeau, M.B. (2001).  A framework for teaching intern teachers. Catalyst for Change, 30(3), 5-8.
  • McGee, C.D., & Imbeau, M.B. (2000).  A tale of two teacher preparation programs.Catalyst for Change, 29(2), 26-28. 
  • Purcell, J.H., Burns, D.E., Tomlinson, C.A., Imbeau, M.B., & Martin, J.L. (2002). Bridging the gap: A tool and technique to analyze and evaluate gifted education curricular units. Gifted Child Quarterly, 46(4), 306-321.

Imbeau has been a board member for the National Association for Gifted Children and has served as a Governor At-Large for the Council for Exceptional Children – The Association for the Gifted Division. She is past president of Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education, a state organization that supports appropriate instructional services for all students. 

Working with special education colleagues, she has co-authored a text: Gartin, B.C., Murdick, N.L., Imbeau, M., & Perner, D.E. (2002), How to use differentiated instruction with students with disabilities in the general education classroom as a service publication for the Council for Exceptional Children. Imbeau is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD]’s Differentiated Instruction Cadre, which provides support and training to schools across the nation and beyond interested in improving their efforts to meet the academically diverse learning needs of their students.