Ph.D. in Special Education

Academic Background & Research Interests

B.A. Political Science/Pre-Law
M.Ed. Special Education
Ed.S. Special Education-Early Childhood

Research-building successful inclusive environments for special education students

Personal Background (any information you would like to share)

Special education teacher for 10 years

What led you to pursue a Degree in Education?

Obtaining my Ph.D. in special education will further allow me to advocate for students with disabilities. This degree will give me the knowledge of how to construct sound research around many problems in the field of special education.

Why did you choose the UW and College of Education?

The UW school of education faculty finds ways to get you where you are trying to be by providing constant support and feedback needed to grow as a student and practitioner. When a research project begins you will be given the opportunity to work side by side the faculty each step which will prepare you for your own personal research.

What will you do to transform the world upon graduation?

Upon graduation, my research will be used to inform best practices and also shape school policy to better allow children with disabilities the opportunity to succeed.

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