Margaret Grigorenko

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All undergraduate programs within the School of Education are NCATE accredited. (Now known as CAEP)


Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Grigorenko specializes in the areas of reading and literacy and special education. Margaret has taught in public, Christian, and international elementary, middle, and high schools in Colorado, Oregon, Nepal, Indiana, and Ohio. The focus of her research is on social and language factors that may constrain students’ reading progress. Recent scholarship has focused on the concept of “academic language.” She has served at Cedarville University since 2006.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Language, Education and Society, The Ohio State University
  • M.Ed., Master Teacher, Cedarville University
  • B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, Bowling Green State University
  • Licensed as: Elementary Teacher (grades 1–8); Intervention Specialist: Mild to Moderate (grades K–12)

Scholarly Works

  • Socially Constituting Middle Childhood Students as Struggling Readers in Peer Interactions (Margaret C. Grigorenko) Education Faculty Publications (2010)
  • Improving Cognitive/Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) of Low-achieving Sixth Grade Students: A Catalyst for Improving Proficiency Scores? (Margaret Grigorenko) Master of Education Research Theses (2005)
  • Experiencing Risk: Missionary Families in Dangerous Places (Margaret C. Grigorenko) Education Faculty Publications (2014)  
  • Uses of Collective Memories in Classrooms for Constructing and Taking Up Learning Opportunities (Margaret Grigorenko, Marlene Beierle and David Bloome) Education Faculty Publications (2014)
  • A Brief Introduction to Academic Language (Margaret Grigorenko) Education Faculty Publications (2015)

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Favorite places to visit: Wherever my children and grandchildren are
  • Hobbies: Biking, target shooting, swimming, and (of course) reading