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Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Cheryl Spurgeon McDonald

Lecturer


Literacy, Early, Bilingual and Special Education | 559.278.0412 | Office: ED359

cmcdonald@mail.fresnostate.edu


Education

Degrees:

California State University, Fresno - Master of Arts in Special Education, with Distinction, 1993

California State University, Fresno - Bachelor of Science, Child Development, 1974

Credentials:

California State University, Fresno - Education Specialist Credential, Mild/Moderate, 1993.
   Additional certifications in:

    • Autism [2013]
    • Resource Specialist [1995]
    • Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development [English learner] 1994
California State University, Fresno -Single Subject Teaching Credential, English, 1988 

California State University, Fresno -  Early Childhood Education Teaching Credential, 1974

California State University, Fresno -  Elementary Teaching Credential, 1974

Courses Taught

Credential Courses [100 level]:
  • Assessing Students with Special Needs
  • Assessment, Curriculum Design and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Assessment and Instruction in the Special Education Academic Curriculum
  • Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Positive Behavioral and Social Supports
  • Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Settings
  • The Professional in Special Education
Clinical Practice:
  • Field Study B
  • Initial Student Teaching: Dual
  • Initial Practicum Mild/Moderate
  • Final Practicum Mild/Moderate
Masters' Courses [200 level]:
  • Assessment and Development of Social Affective Education Program
  • Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management with Single Subject Design
  • Master’s Projects
  • Seminar in Advanced and Applied Pedagogy: Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Seminar in Program Development and Induction: Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Seminar in Program Management for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Specialized Academic Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Trends & Issues in Special Education