"It is through the education of adults that we better serve students."

Gale E. Cossette, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Special Education
Graduate Teacher Education Programs (Special Education)

Doctor of Philosophy in Post-Secondary and Adult Education – Minor Online Teaching and Development (Capella University)
M. Ed. In Special Education (University of New Hampshire)
BS Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Granite State College [NH])

Courses Taught:
ED 540 Best Practices and Assessment/Diagnosis I: The Exceptional Learner
ED579 Research Seminar – Proposal Development
ED 545 Effective Consultation and Communication
ED 541 Best Practices and Teaching Methods I: The Exceptional Learner with ABLE
ED 580 Action Research Seminar

Research Interests:
- e-Learning in higher education and organizations
- Training/skill transfer in higher education and public schools
- School climate and the role of administration

Honors & Awards:
- BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education – Suma Cum Lauda and Class Marshall for NH (4.0)
- M. Ed. In Special Education – Suma Cum Lauda (2.9)
- Doctorate in Post-Secondary and Adult Education – Suma Cum Lauda (4.0)

Publications and Presentations:

  • April 2010: Evidenced Based IEPs – Presenter – Sponsored by the Association of Specialists in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning
  • June 2010: Mentor Summer Institute – Speaker on Adult Learning – Sponsored by Plymouth State University
  • November 2010: Evidenced Based IEPs – Presenter – Sponsored by the NH Branch of the Learning Disabilities Association
  • May 2011: Enhancing Lesson Plans using Web-based for Student with Special Needs in the Classroom – Sponsored by the NH Society for Teaching in Education
  • November 2011: ThinkFinity – Presenter – Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference
  • May 2012: Enhancing Lesson Plans using Web 2.0 Tools for Special Education – Presenter - Sponsored by the Association of Specialists in the Assessment of Intellectual Functioning

Professional Memberships:
- International Reading Association
- NH Learning Disabilities Association
- American Society for Training and Development
- NH Society for Technology in Education
- Association of Specialists in the Assessments of Intellectual Functioning

Conferences Attended:
- Annual NH Learning Disabilities Association conferences
- ASAIF workshops
- Online workshops (e-learning)

Grants Received:
- 2009: NH OPEN NH grant for e-learning for the Rochester School District (NH)
- 1995: Assistive Technology grant for student with significant multiple disabilities

Service:
- Former Board Member and 3 year term President of the NH Branch of the Learning Disabilities Association
- Research grant proposal evaluator with the International Reading Association
- Current Board Member of the Association of Specialists in Assessments of Intellectual Functioning


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