Dr. Katie E. Hoffman

Dr. Katie E. Hoffman
Phone: 8148632284
Office Address:
201 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Teaching Professor of Education (Special Education)


Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


Special Education


Dr. Katie E. Hoffman is a Teaching Professor of Special Education at Penn State and serves as the coordinator for the online M.Ed. program in Special Education offered via the World Campus. Dr. Hoffman's research interests include teacher preparation, distance education, and progress monitoring through the use of curriculum-based measures. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Hoffman was a special education teacher who worked with students with a wide range of disabilities.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Early Childhood

Curriculum Areas

Language/Literacy Ed

Education Levels

Early Childhood
Middle School/Junior High

Education Types

Distance Ed
Public Ed

Leadership Preparation

Teacher Prep

Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Special Education

Mild Disabilities
Severe Disabilities

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers

Courses Taught

SPLED 573: Introduction to Research in Special Education

SPLED 803: Evidence-based Assessment for Teaching Learners with Special Needs

SPLED 400: Inclusive Special Education Foundations: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management 

SPLED 403A: Evidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabilities in Reading, Math, and Writing

SPLED 454: Assessment for Instruction

Representative Publications

Goran, L., Conoyer, S., & Hoffman, K. E. ( 2015). 5 ways to incorporate vocabulary curriculum-based measurement into your secondary content area-classroom. LD Forum.

Vostal, B., McNaughton, D., Benedek-Wood, E., & Hoffman, K.E. (2015). Preparing teachers for collaborative communication: Evaluation of instruction in an active listening strategy. National Teacher Education Journal, 8(2), 5-14.

Benedek-Wood, E., Mason, L., Wood, P., Hoffman, K. E. & McGuire, A. (2014). An experimental examination of quick writing. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 69-92.