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Diane C. Schwartz

Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

EDD, 1992, St Johns Univ Jamaica; MS, 1967, CUNY Hunter Coll; BA, 1964, CUNY Brooklyn Coll


Bio

Dr. Diane Schwartz is the Director of the Early Childhood Special Education masters degree programs in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation. Dr. Schwartz came to Hofstra in the fall of 1994 after a long and distinguished career as a teacher in the field of special education and early childhood special education, including work with the New York City Board of Education and United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island. She was a founder of the New Interdisciplinary School in Suffolk County, a program for children birth through five with disabilities and their families.

More recently Dr. Schwartz has been instrumental in developing teacher preparation programs for inclusive education. For the past five years she has served on the New York State Higher Education Task Force for Quality Inclusive Schooling and has written a text "Diverse populations of gifted children: Meeting their needs in the regular classroom and beyond". Her most recent text, "Including children with special needs: A handbook for educators and parents" was published in 2005.

Dr. Schwartz continues to be actively involved in the education of young children with disabilities and is Past President of the New York State Division for Early Childhood for the Council of Exceptional Children.


Teaching Interests

early childhood special education universal design for learning cultural competence family systems

Research Interests

early intervention uiversal design for learning response to intervention

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CT 284Q SPECIAL ED INTERNSHIP Graduate
SPED 207 INTRO YOUNG CHILD W/DISABLTS Graduate
SPED 208 EDUC INTRVNTN YNG CHL W/DSBLTS Graduate
SPED 210 CREATIVE ARTS IN SPECIAL EDUC Graduate
SPED 219G STUDENT TCHG INCLUSIVE/GEN ED Graduate
SPED 219S STU TCHG SELF-CONTAINED SPED Graduate
SPED 237A TEACHING STUDENTS W/DSBLT Graduate
SPED 310 CRTL ISSUES SPED ACROSS LIFE Graduate
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