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Stephen J. Hernandez

School of Education Associate Dean for Grants and Teacher Performance Assessment, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

EDD, 2013, Hofstra Univ; MSED, 1981, Long Island Univ Brooklyn; BA, 1979, Fordham University


Bio

Stephen J. Hernandez has been a member of the faculty in the School of Education at Hofstra University since 2004. In addition, he has extensive experience as an adjunct professor at other area colleges, teaching courses in special education, disabilities, child development, psychology, and non-profit management. Dr. Hernandez earned his B.A. from Fordham University, a M.S. in Education from Long Island University-Brooklyn College, a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and his Doctor of Education from Hofstra University. In addition to Dr. Hernandez’s work in academia, he has worked for over thirty years serving individuals with special needs. He has held positions ranging in scope from direct care service provider to classroom instructor to various administrative capacities. Most recently as an administrator with the Brookville Center for Children’s Services at Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park, NY as well as at United Cerebral Palsy of Westchester in Purchase, NY. Dr. Hernandez’s areas of research include collaborative teaming, interdisciplinary intervention and the management of children’s challenging behavior. His teaching interests include understanding emotional and behavioral disorders of children and youth as well as the assessment and diagnosis of young children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Dr. Hernandez is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Association for the Education of the Young Child, The American Academy of Special Education Professionals, and The International Association of Special Education. Dr. Hernandez also serves on several state-wide boards representing children with and without disabilities including the New York State Council for Exceptional Children as well as the Association for the Education of Young Children.

Teaching Interests

Assessment and Diagnosis of Young Children with Disabilities, The Identification and Intervention of Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders as well as the Exceptional Child. Dr. Hernandez is also directly involved in preparing students seeking teacher certification for the edTPA teacher assessments.

Research Interests

1. Collaborative Engagements in Special Education 2. Assessment and support for children with challenging behavior. 3. Inclusive education and teacher preparation

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
SPED 216 ASSMNT&DIAGNS:ERLY CHLD SP ED Graduate
SPED 219C SUPERVISED TEACHING 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 241 IDENT & INTRVNT-EMTNL/BHVRL DS Graduate
SPED 295 PRACTICUM IN SPCL EDUCATION Graduate
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