Dr. Peggy Apple


  • Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana, Doctor of Philosophy: August 2004
        Major: Early Childhood Curricular Studies, Curriculum & Instruction
        Minor: Education Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
        Dissertation: Early Childhood Program Quality: The Relationship between State Regulation and Voluntary Accreditation
  • Bank Street College of Education – New York, New York, Master of Science, 1986
        Major: Educational Leadership & Child Care Administration and Supervision
  • Ball State University – Muncie, Indiana, Bachelor of Science, 1980
        Major: Elementary Education
        Endorsement: Kindergarten and Early Childhood 


  • ECH 301 - Child Development & Guidance
  • ECH 322 - Curr Bases for Lrn & Tch
  • ECH 413 - Leadership in Ech Settings
  • ECH 501 - Early Child Curr & Instruction
  • ECH 502 - Early Child Curr & Assessment


  • Early Childhood Professional Development
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Quality Improvement in Early Childhood Programs 


  • March 2014 – Development and Young Children's Use of Technology: Benefits and Cautions, Annual Joint Early Intervention Provider Training Day, St. Mary's, PA
  • Apple, P. (2013). Book Review of Professionals in Early Childhood Education and Care Systems: European profiles and perspectives (Pamela Oberhuemer, Inge Schreyer & Michelle J. Neuman), Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education. Volume 13. Number 4. Pages 282-284
  • October 2013 – Invited/Featured Speaker - Shaping Your Program in a World of Change, Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • April 2013 – Linking Classroom Assessment to Curriculum Planning, Penn State Extension Learning Today, Teaching Tomorrow Early Care & Education Conference, Clarion, PA
  • April 2013 - All They Do Is Complain! Understanding Your Role in the Assessment Process, Penn State Extension Learning Today, Teaching Tomorrow Early Care & Education Conference, Clarion, PA


  • IUPUI   Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 2012
  • Community Involvement Award, Ivy Tech Community College, 2010
  • Academic Leadership Academy, Ivy Tech Community College, 2009-10
  • Nominated for the Associate Instructor Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2004
  • Chancellor's Fellowship, Indiana University, 2001-2004
  • Professional Development Institute Student Scholarship, National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2003
  • Yellow Rose of Texas Award, presented by the Business & Professional Women's Club of San Antonio, 1999
  • Teacher Educator of the Year, presented by Texas AEYC, 1996
  • Pathway Award, San Antonio Child Care Collaborative, 1996
  • Leadership Institute Scholarship Recipient, San Antonio Child Care Collaborative, 1995
  • Ruth Broemer Memorial Scholarship Award, presented by San Antonio AEYC, 1986
  • Hazel B. Miller Teacher of the Year Award, presented by San Antonio AEYC,   1985


  • Association for Childhood Education International
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
  • National and Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
  • Pi Lambda Theta: International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education
Last Updated 1/20/19