Stephen J. Hernandez
Special Instructor of Special Education
Hagedorn Hall 160
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Degrees: MSED, 1981, Long Island Univ Brooklyn; BA, 1979, Fordham Univ
Stephen J. Hernandez is a member of the faculty in the Special Education Program and Director of the Early Childhood Special Education Program. Mr. Hernandez teaches courses in the Exceptional Child, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children and Adolescents, Early Childhood Special Education Assessment and Inclusion.
Mr. Hernandez earned his B.A. from Fordham University, his M.S. in Education from Long Island University-Brooklyn College, a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from Fordham University and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Administration and Policy Studies at Hofstra University.
In addition to Mr. Hernandez’s work in academia, he has served children and adults with special needs for over thirty-five years in the classroom as well as in various administrative capacities.
Mr. Hernandez’s areas of research include cross cultural competencies of teachers and related service professionals, the characteristics of successful collaborative teaming as well as the assessment and education of children with challenging behaviors.
Mr. Hernandez is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, the International Society on Early Intervention, the National Association for the Education of the Young Child, the American Academy of Special Education Professionals as well as the International Association of Special Education.