|Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Education
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Megan Mackey, EdD, teaches courses at the undergraduate level. In one course, she helps teacher candidates understand special education law, disabilities categories and characteristics, and to learn to apply instructional strategies to address student need in K – 12 classrooms and settings. In another course, she trains teacher candidates to gather data related to disability identification, categorization, and evaluation. Teacher candidates learn how to administer standardized assessments, construct and administer curriculum-based measures, and how to conduct observations and interviews. She also trains teacher candidates in how to use the data to make instructional decisions for students with disabilities.
Mackey has vast and varied research interests. She has examined the inclusion of students with disabilities in middle school classrooms; the effects of number sense instruction on mathematics competence of kindergarten students; the utilization of video self-monitoring to improve behaviors across settings in twins with autism; and the effectiveness of afterschool programming at Billings Forge Community Works. she plans to continue her research in these areas.