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Research focuses on training needs of African teachers

Research focuses on training needs of African teachers

Apr 25, 2017

Penn State faculty member Elizabeth Hughes and a colleague are collaborating with professors at African universities to identify the special education professional development needs of teachers in four African nations. Research focuses on training needs of African teachers - Read More…

Alumna brings ‘Education and Hope’ to children of Guatemala

Alumna brings ‘Education and Hope’ to children of Guatemala

Oct 19, 2016

Alumna Shelby Jones will spend the next three months volunteering for Education and Hope, an international, nonprofit organization that provides education to impoverished children in the western highlands of Guatemala. Alumna brings ‘Education and Hope’ to children of Guatemala - Read More…

Student volunteers live in ‘Harmony’

Student volunteers live in ‘Harmony’

Apr 20, 2016

Harmony, a multidisciplinary performing arts student organization on the University Park campus advised by Associate Professor of Special Education Katie Hoffman, connects students with disabilities with the Penn State community through singing, dancing and theater. Student volunteers live in ‘Harmony’ - Read More…

Students to unveil advanced technology for people with communication barriers

Apr 14, 2016

Professor of Special Education David McNaughton mentors students as they develop assistive technologies for individuals with communication disorders. Students to unveil advanced technology for people with communication barriers - Read More…

Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education

Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education

Feb 08, 2016

Rehabilitation and Human Services graduates can seek employment from among drug and alcohol centers, rehab centers, senior citizen centers, community mental health programs, mental retardation programs, corrections systems and hospitals. Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education - Read More…

Class in session on high seas

Class in session on high seas

Jan 08, 2016

Class Afloat experience combines teaching and travel for College of Education and Schreyer alumnus Class in session on high seas - Read More…

The power of yoga in the classroom

Nov 18, 2015

Recently recognized has having met national research standards, Transformative Life Skills brings yoga and mindful breathing techniques to middle school classrooms and sees success. The power of yoga in the classroom - Read More…

Changes to Common Core math curriculum aid students with disabilities

Changes to Common Core math curriculum aid students with disabilities

Nov 03, 2015

Paul Riccomini, associate professor of special education and coordinator of the special education program at Penn State, is part of a consortium of educators making Common Core curricula more accessible for students with disabilities. Changes to Common Core math curriculum aid students with disabilities - Read More…

Increasing prevalence of autism due, in part, to changing diagnoses

Increasing prevalence of autism due, in part, to changing diagnoses

Jul 22, 2015

The greater than three-fold increase in autism diagnoses among students in special education programs in the United States between 2000 and 2010 may be due in large part to the reclassification of individuals who previously would have been diagnosed with other intellectual disability disorders, according to new research. Increasing prevalence of autism due, in part, to changing diagnoses - Read More…

Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms

Jun 24, 2015

Although minority children are frequently reported to be overrepresented in special education classrooms, a team of researchers suggests that minority children are less likely than otherwise similar white children to receive help for disabilities. The previously reported overrepresentation is most likely due to a greater exposure to environmental and economic risk factors, said Paul Morgan, associate professor of education, Penn State. Minorities underrepresented in US special education classrooms - Read More…

New Penn State online master’s program focuses on special education

Jun 18, 2015

The College of Education has teamed up with Penn State World Campus to offer a new online Master of Education degree in special education aimed at practitioners working in the field. New Penn State online master’s program focuses on special education - Read More…

Group lands in Ireland for course on culture and disability

Jun 02, 2015

College of Education faculty and students have arrived in Dublin, Ireland, and held their first class in their summer study-abroad course on culture and disability. Group lands in Ireland for course on culture and disability - Read More…

College of Education professors awarded $1.3 million IES training grant

College of Education professors awarded $1.3 million IES training grant

Jun 02, 2015

Jennifer Frank, Deborah Schussler lead Project RESPECT to provide teachers with conflict-management skills. College of Education professors awarded $1.3 million IES training grant - Read More…

Professor receives $700,000 grant to investigate science achievement gaps

Professor receives $700,000 grant to investigate science achievement gaps

Jun 01, 2015

Professor Paul L. Morgan is the recent recipient of a $700,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. Professor receives $700,000 grant to investigate science achievement gaps - Read More…

LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students

LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students

Apr 27, 2015

Unique program allows students with special needs to attend Penn State classes. LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students - Read More…

Morgan named Distinguished Researcher Award recipient

Apr 01, 2015

Paul L. Morgan, associate professor of education and director of the Educational Risk Initiative, was honored recently with a 2015 Distinguished Researcher Award. Morgan named Distinguished Researcher Award recipient - Read More…

College of Education professor receives $150,000 grant

Apr 01, 2015

Paul L. Morgan, associate professor of education and director of the Educational Risk Initiative, has been selected as one of six inaugural recipients of the Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant. The $150,000 award will support Morgan as he acquires new substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological tools, particularly in regards to understanding racial/ethnic disparities in disability identification and treatment. College of Education professor receives $150,000 grant - Read More…

RE-AIM project targets alumni feedback to improve program

Mar 02, 2015

Research has shown that the better the training students receive, the longer they stay in their chosen field. Three professors in Penn State’s College of Education want to hear that themselves from graduates who majored in special education. RE-AIM project targets alumni feedback to improve program - Read More…

Program Continues Support of Students Interested in Special Education

Program Continues Support of Students Interested in Special Education

Jan 12, 2015

TIPS, a program in the College of Education, is offering scholarship support to those looking to become special education faculty members. Program Continues Support of Students Interested in Special Education - Read More…

Faculty Member Helping to Support Middle-School Students Experiencing Academic, Behavioral, Social Difficulties

Faculty Member Helping to Support Middle-School Students Experiencing Academic, Behavioral, Social Difficulties

Nov 13, 2014

David Lee, professor of education, is part of a research team that is developing and evaluating a professional development program for seventh- and eighth-grade teachers to help support students experiencing academic, behavioral and social difficulties. Faculty Member Helping to Support Middle-School Students Experiencing Academic, Behavioral, Social Difficulties - Read More…

Creating Innovative Materials, Improving Communication for People with Severe Disabilities

Creating Innovative Materials, Improving Communication for People with Severe Disabilities

Nov 11, 2014

David McNaughton, professor of education, will play a major role in the grant providing research for those who require Augmentative and Alternative Communication, typically people who are severely disabled. Creating Innovative Materials, Improving Communication for People with Severe Disabilities - Read More…

Let the Music Play: A Unique Classroom Method Helps Students with Disabilities Learn

Nov 06, 2014

Jonte (JT) Taylor, an assistant professor of education, recently shared his unique lessons for using song lyrics to help teach students with disabilities with an audience at the Kennedy Center’s Intersections Conference. Let the Music Play: A Unique Classroom Method Helps Students with Disabilities Learn - Read More…

College's Special Education, Autism Program Adds State Endorsement

Oct 13, 2014

The Penn State College of Education announced an expansion of their special education and autism program that now features the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Endorsement. College's Special Education, Autism Program Adds State Endorsement - Read More…

New Study-Abroad Course Focused on Disability is Only One of Its Kind

Oct 10, 2014

A new study-abroad course in Ireland, which is focused on disability and is the University's only study-abroad of its kind, starts in June 2015. New Study-Abroad Course Focused on Disability is Only One of Its Kind - Read More…

New Faculty Members Join College of Education

Sep 03, 2014

The College of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of eight faculty members for this academic year. New Faculty Members Join College of Education - Read More…

New Scholarship Aims to Increase Special Education Faculty

New Scholarship Aims to Increase Special Education Faculty

Nov 08, 2013

The TIPS Program in the College of Education offers $36,000 per year to students interested in pursuing their doctorate in special education. New Scholarship Aims to Increase Special Education Faculty - Read More…

Graphic Organizers Aid Students With Learning Disabilities

Mar 13, 2012

Doug Dexter and Charlie Hughes found that students who are taught with graphic organizers perform better posttest than when traditional instructional techniques are used. Graphic Organizers Aid Students With Learning Disabilities - Read More…

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