Michelle Bauml, Ph.D.

Michelle Bauml, Ph.D.

Winter Professor of Education

Program Area: Early Childhood/Social Studies

(817) 257-6117  |  m.bauml@tcu.edu

Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297900
Fort Worth, TX 76129


Michelle Bauml is an associate professor of early childhood/social studies education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University and the Clotilda Winter Professor of Education. She teaches undergraduate courses for the EC-6 program and graduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction. Her most recent project involves examining early childhood preservice teachers’ thinking about social studies inquiry. In August 2016, Bauml directed the first annual TCU iEngage Summer Civics Institute, a 5-day civics camp designed to teach middle schoolers about civic engagement through inquiry.


Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction
The University of Texas at Austin

M.Ed., Educational Administration
University of St. Thomas-Houston

B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies
Texas A&M University-College Station

Academic Areas

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Social Studies Education

Research Areas

  • Early childhood/elementary teacher education
  • Teacher knowledge and beliefs
  • Teacher decision-making
  • Elementary social studies education
  • Urban teacher education

Selected Publications

Bauml, M. (2018). Making social studies meaningful: Confident teacher, supportive leader. In J. Jimerson and S. Q. Fuentes, Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Curriculum and Instruction, pp. 24-33. New York, NY: Routledge/UCEA.

Rhea, D., & Bauml, M. (2018). An Innovative Whole Child Approach to Learning: The LiiNK Project. Childhood Education, 94(2), 56-63.

Quinn, B. P., & Bauml, M. (2018). Cultivating a mindset of civic engagement among young adolescents. Journal of Social Studies Research, 42, 185-200.

Bauml, M. (2016). One size never fits all: Teachers’ responses to standardized curriculum materials and implications for early childhood teacher educators. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 37(1), 76-95.

Bauml, M., Castro, A. J., Field, S. L., & Morowski, D. L. (2016). Learning from preservice teachers’ thoughts about teaching in urban schools: Implications for teacher educators. Education and Urban Society, 48(1), 4-29.  

Bauml, M. (2016). Is it cute or does it count? Learning to teach for meaningful social studies in elementary grades. Journal of Social Studies Research, 40 (1), 55-69.

Bauml, M.(2014). Collaborative Lesson Planning as Professional Development for Beginning Primary Teachers. The New Educator10(3), 182-200.

Bauml, M., & Mongan, K. (2014). Getting to Know You: Sharing Time as Culturally Relevant Teaching. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 42(2), 4-11.