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Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Cheryl Spurgeon McDonald


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



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

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


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]:

SPED 120: Teaching Students with Special Needs in General Education Settings 

SPED 120: Introduction to Special Education

SPED 125: Positive Behavior and Social Supports

SPED 130: Assessing Students with Special Needs

SPED 135: Assessment and Instruction in the Special Education Academic Curriculum 

SPED 136: Assessment, Curriculum Design and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 

SPED 155: The Pofessional in Special Education

SPED 156: Effective Communication and Collaborative Partnerships

SPED 179: Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management

Clinical Practice:

EHD 178: Field Study B 

EHD 110D: Initial Student Teaching: Dual

SPED 171: Initial Practicum Mild/Moderate

SPED 175: Final Practicum Mild/Moderate

Masters' Courses [200 level]:

SPED 219: Effective Communication and Collaborative Partnerships

SPED 235: Assessment and Development of Social Affective Education Programs 

SPED 235: Seminar in Program Development and Induction: Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities

SPED 236: Seminar in Advanced and Applied Pedagogy: Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Disabilities

SPED 237: Seminar in Program Management for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPED 246: Specialized Academic Instruction and Transition for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

SPED 279: Differentiated instruction and Classroom Management with Single Subject Design

SPED 280T: Trends & Issues in Special Education

SPED 298: Master’s Project