Special Education News

Jennifer Hamrick, Ph.D '16, Interviewed by Fox 34 About Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism

March 31, 2019

Autism and Developmental Disabilities alumna Jennifer Hamrick interviewed by Fox 34 in about her involvement with the Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism at the Burkhart Center for Autism and Research at Texas Tech.

Special Education Faculty Members Receive $1.4 Million Grant from IES

July 8, 2019

Special Education Assistant Professor Jessica Toste and Associate Professor Nathan Clemens have received a $1.4 million grant to develop teacher expertise in data-based decision making to improve student reading success.

Powell Earns Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

July 3, 2019

The Special Education associate professor is one of just 11 recipients from Texas and one of five from The University of Texas at Austin.

Summer Reading and Listening List 2019

June 27, 2019

Beat the Summer slump with these book, audiobook, and podcast suggestions from faculty and staff within the College of Education.

Special Education Alumna named AISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

May 1, 2019

Ashley Rivera, M.Ed. ’15, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year by the Austin Independent School District for the 2018-19 academic year.

Congratulations to Promoted Faculty within the College of Education

April 29, 2019

Six faculty members across three departments within the College of Education have received promotions effective as of September 1.

Special Education Adjunct Faculty Receives President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Adjunct Associate Professor James Patton on receiving the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award.

College of Education Faculty Receive $150,000 in Grants from New Associate Professor Experimental

Jan. 4, 2019

Associate Professors Delida Sanchez and Sarah Powell have received a combined $150,000 in fundings for upcoming interdisciplinary research

Soyoung Park: Betsy DeVos Attempts to Restore Racial Bias in Special Education

Nov. 16, 2018

In an op-ed for Garnet News, Assistant Professor Soyoung Park discusses the negative ramifications of Betsy DeVos' freeze on Equity in IDEA.

College of Education Faculty and Student Projects Win President’s Awards for Global Learning

Nov. 13, 2018

College of Education faculty and student part of the winning teams for the Africa, East Asia, and Latin American regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.​

Three College Faculty Among Teams Selected for President’s Award for Global Learning

Oct. 18, 2018

Two faculty members from the College of Education, Kevin Cokley and Soyoung Park, are part of the winning teams for the Africa and East Asia regions of the President's Award for Global Learning.

Special Education Faculty and Meadows Center Go Back to the BASICs of Academic Support

Sept. 12, 2018

A team of Special Education faculty and representatives from The Meadows Center have received a $4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Special Education New Faculty 2018

Sept. 12, 2018

This year, the Department of Special Education is joined by Peng Peng.

Toste gets “STAMP” of Approval as a 2018 Provost’s Teaching Fellow

Sept. 6, 2018

Special Education Assistant Professor Jessica Toste will join the 2018 cohort of Provost's Teaching Fellows as the first Special Education fellow.

From Texas to Alaska: Cycling for a Cure for Cancer

July 23, 2018

Three College of Education students cycle 4,000 miles in the fight against cancer and decide that getting there really is half the fun.