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Elfreda V. Blue

Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

PHD, 1998, SUNY Univ Cntr Buffalo; MA, 1988, Andrews Univ; BA, 1983, Andrews Univ


Bio

Professor Elfreda Blue has a Ph.D. in Special Education with a concentration in literacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  At Hofstra University, she is associate professor of special education and serves as program director for Elementary Special Education Programs. She previously taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she served as Associate Dean for Urban Education and Program Development.  Dr. Blue was a classroom teacher for ten years in inclusive and special education urban classrooms throughout New York State.  She is a 2004 recipient of the International Reading Associations’ Albert Harris Award for her part in “Investigating the Effectiveness of an Integrated Learning System on Early Emergent Readers, published in Reading Research Quarterly (vol. 38, no 2). Other research studies have been published in Reading Writing Quarterly, Insights on Learning Disabilities, The Journal of Intercultural Disciplines, and US China Education Review.  Dr. Blue’s research focuses on socio-cultural perspective and literacy for students with learning disabilities and preparing teachers to teach diverse populations. Dr. Blue has served as vice president, president-elect, and president of the New York State Chapter of the Council of Exceptional Children. She is a founding board member of two non-profit organizations: the Harlem Education Guild and Adventists Against AIDS in Africa.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SPED 204 CLL PRTNRSHP W/FAM OF CHLDR-DS Graduate
SPED 245 CURR&METH-HDCP&DISAB Graduate
SPED 245I TCH DVRS LRNRS IN INCLSV STTNG Graduate
SPED 249 UNDRSTNDG PHYS,SNS,HLT DSABLTY Graduate
SPED 251 INDIVIDUAL STUDY Graduate
SPED 277 TECH & ASSIST TECH IN SPEC ED Graduate
SPED 301 MASTERS THESIS SEM 1 Graduate
SPED 310 CRTL ISSUES SPED ACROSS LIFE Graduate
SPED 310I CRRENT ISSES IN SPECIAL EDUCTN Graduate
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