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Tonya R. Moon

Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 320B
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994
M.Ed., University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 1991
B.S., University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 1985

Dr. Tonya R. Moon teaches courses in research design, is a principal investigator for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, is also a principal investigator for a research grant focused in the area of STEM and elementary teachers and students, and is past Chair of the NAGC Research & Evaluation Network and is a past president of the Virginia Educational Research Association. She is active in the American Educational Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education, and the National Association for Gifted Children. In 2003 she was awarded by the National Association for Gifted Children the Early Scholar Award.

CU-Project Kaleidoscope
Source: U.S. Department Of Education
August 01, 2015 – July 31, 2021
CU-Kindergarten Teachers' Use of Student Performance Data for Implementing Reading Instruction
Source: Spencer Foundation
July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2018
EDIS 5820: Assessment Of & For Learning
Credits: 3
This course is designed for teachers seeking initial certification. This course provides pre-service teachers with foundational knowledge of classroom assessment and data literacy, including types of assessment, assessment design and quality, and interpretation of use of assessment data.
EDLF 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 7300: Foundations of Educational Research
Credits: 3
An orientation to designs and procedures utilized in educational research, emphasizing basic principles for conducting, interpreting, and criticizing published articles representative of educational problems and issues.
EDIS 7810: Assessment of Curriculum: K-12
Credits: 3
Studies the implications for curriculum and data collection techniques of K-12 schools. Specific attention is given to objectives, sequence, standards, and developments in each subject area.
EDIS 8084: Advanced Assessment Seminar
Credits: 3
This advanced assessment seminar is designed to enable students to build on existing strengths and to provide an opportunity for further in-depth study in the area of educational assessment. The course is intended to facilitate the development of students' learning focusing on experiences typically not provided in coursework, such as planning learning experiences for professionals.
EDLF 8382: Educational Inquiry for Practitioners
Credits: 3
Problems of practice through systematic inquiry are the focus of this course. We explore the intersection of theory and practice with emphasis on the design of thoughtful, ethical inquiry about educational problems of practice. There is a co-requisite (EDLF 5301: Academic Writing for Practitioners that is focused exclusively on academic writing to address problems of practice).
EDLF 8383: Qualitative Inquiry with Data Management & Analysis
Credits: 3
We focus on problems of practice (POP) through systematic qualitative inquiry, specifically focusing on qualitative processes, questions, and strategies to conduce meaningful inquiry in educational systems. Specifically, the focus is on identifying a qualitative question to address POP and the creation of a qualitative design to address the POP. Co-requisite of EDLF 8384 Lab of practice.
EDLF 8384: Lab of Practice of Qualitative Inquiry
Credits: 1
This Lab of Practice complements qualitative fieldwork methods in educational settings focusing specifically on observations, interviews, artifacts, and beginning data reduction and analysis that are the focus of EDLF 8383: Qualitative Inquiry. The Lab is an opportunity to engage in fieldwork on a very small scale allowing for practicing the major qualitative methods for generating qualitative data.
EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry for Practitioners with Data Management and Analysis
Credits: 3
Focus is given to Problems of Practice (POPs) through systematic quantitative inquiry, specifically focusing on survey processes, questions and strategies used to conduct meaningful inquiry in educational settings. The course begins with the process for survey development followed by basic statistical processes and procedures for organizing and analyzing data from surveys. A co-requisite for the class is EDLF 8386: Survey Lab of Practice.
EDLF 8386: Lab of Practice of Survey Inquiry
Credits: 1
This Lab of Practice complements EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry. The Lab provides a structured opportunity to engage in survey work on a very small scale allowing for practicing the main ideas focused on in EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry.
EDIS 8970: Field Study
Credits: 3–6
In this student-driven, field-based course, students perform work at a school, district, or other educational setting to investigate and address a specific question, challenge, need, or interest of the partner organization. Students make informed analyses of the educational issues and present findings.
EDIS 8982: Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 1–12
Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9810: C&I EdD Capstone Proposal Seminar
Credits: 3
This seminar is designed to support you as you draft and defend your C&I EdD Capstone proposal. This course does not focus on the introduction of new research methods but on the application of the research knowledge, understandings, and skills that you have learned as a doctoral student.
EDIS 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDLF 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required
EDLF 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.