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Dr. Pam Epler

Dr. Pam Epler Assistant Professor

"I would expect my students to take away the skills and knowledge to work with any student who has a disability under IDEA."

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D., specialization Curriculum & Instruction – Capella University
  • M.Ed. in Special Education –McDaniel College
  • B.S. in Education – Bloomsburg University
  • Administrative Licensure, K-12 – Cleveland State University
  • Special Education Licensure, K-12 – Notre Dame College
  • Elementary Education Licensure K-8 – Bloomsburg University

Career Highlights

Recent Publications

  • Epler P. (2019). Strategic Curriculum Planning Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers
  • What is personalized learning (PL) in secondary schools (2019) Information Technologies and Lifelong Learning (JITLL), 2(1), ISBN 987-1-908320-78-0, http://infonomics-society.org/jitll/
  • Epler, P. (2019). Types of Case Studies Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers
  • Mkrttchian, V. and Epler, P. (2018) Development of avatar-based learning for people with intellectual disabilities, International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) by IGI Global.
  • Handmade Teaching Materials for Students with Disabilities (2018) IGI Global Publishing
  • Cultivating Inclusion Practice in Contemporary K-12 Education (2018) IGI Global
  • Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for the Inclusive Classroom Chapter (2017) IGI Global Publishing
  • Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Service Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities Book (2017) IGI Global Publishing
  • Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) into Practice (2017) IGI Global Publishing

I have also presented internationally, nationally and locally on a variety of topics related to special education. An example would be that I was in Ireland this year speaking about personalized learning and special education. I have also presented several times at CEC.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

M.S.Ed. Special Education – Intervention Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities; M.S.Ed. Special Education – Autism and Related Disabilities

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

I would expect my students to take away the skills and knowledge to work with any student who has a disability under IDEA.

What advice would you give to those considering the online M.S.Ed. programs?

Procrastination is the biggest enemy of online classes in my opinion. I would suggest setting aside time daily to complete your work. Let everyone around you know this is your work time and, unless it is a true emergency (and I do mean an actual emergency—e.g., someone needs to go to the hospital), do not let anyone interrupt. If you do not do this, you will be challenged to complete all the requirements of the classes.

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