Stephanie A. Kurtts
Dr. Stephanie A. Kurtts received her Ph.D in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998 with an emphasis in inclusive and special education. She received her M.A.Ed. in Special Education at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC in 1975. She is an experienced special education teacher who has worked in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and secondary level. Dr. Kurtts has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in instructional methods for children with disabilities, assessment for children with disabilities, issues in special education, and consultation and collaboration. She has been a facilitator of on-line courses for teachers receiving add-on licensure in learning disabilities and behavioral and emotional disabilities. In addition to teaching, she has extensive experiences with planning and implementing programs for community service agencies for special needs populations including directing a North Carolina Department of Human Resources grant providing collaborative programs for individuals with mental handicaps. Dr. Kurtts has presented papers and published on preparing preservice teachers to meet the needs of children with disabilities in inclusive settings. Along with Dr. Ada Vallecorsa, she recently presented on online teacher preparation for the national conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She has frequently presented papers at the national meeting of the American Education Research Association, the Eastern Educational Research Association, the North Carolina Teacher Education Forum, and the international conference on Technology and Individuals with Disabilities-California State University, Northridge. Her most recent article on peer coaching with preservice teachers appeared in Teaching Education, an international education journal. Dr. Kurtts’ research interests include teacher preparation for inclusion, preservice experiences that impact teacher attitudes and beliefs toward inclusion, and peer coaching.
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