Amanda M Mcclelland

Special Education

Ph.D. in Special Education Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2020
M.A.Ed. in Special Education Severe Disabilities, Simmons College, 2013
B.A. in Theater Arts, University of Maine at Farmington, 2009
B.S. in Special Education k-8, University of Maine at Farmington, 2009

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Amanda M. McClelland is a PhD student at the University of Texas Austin and a recipient of an Office of Special Education Programs grant. She received her Master's from Simmons College in severe disabilities, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Farmington in both Special Education k-8 and Theater Arts. She is interested in the perceptions of students with learning disabilities and/or emotional behavioral disorders within the classroom at all levels of schooling. Specifically, she is looking at the teacher-student relationship and academic success for students with disabilities along with these students' perception of the classroom environment. She previously worked with students with mild to severe disabilities and behavioral disorders in both public and private schools.