Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Teaching and Leading

Bio

Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo is assistant professor of special education at Augusta University. She holds dual major doctoral degrees in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (with a specialization in Language and Literacy) and Special Education from Michigan State University.

Education

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction Michigan State University, 2013

  • MA, Foreign Languages and Literatu ational Yunlin Univ of Science, 2007

  • BBA, Business Administration and Ma Shih Chien University, 2003

Awards & Honors

  • Education Innovation Fund ($1,909) Augusta University Office of Experiential Learning, 2017

  • College of Education Scholarship Grant ($2,500) College of Education, 2017

  • Faculty Research Grant ($1,500) Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence , 2016

  • 2016 College of Education Annual Research Award ($2,500) College of Education, 2016

  • College of Education Travel Grants Award ($1,000) Augusta University/College of Education, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPED 4008

    Assess & Instruct in Literacy
  • SPED 5008

    Assess & Instruct in Literacy
  • SPED 4130

    Classroom & Behavior Mgmt
  • SPED 5130

    Classroom & Behavior Mgmt
  • SPED 3001

    Policies & Procedures in SEd
  • SPED 5001

    Policies & Procedures in Sp Ed
  • SPED 4002

    Teach St/Disabil in Inclusive
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • SPED 4009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • SPED 5009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • SPED 4491

    Student Teaching - Special Ed

Teaching Interests

Assessment in Special Education, Laws and Policies, Applied Behavior Analysis, Literacy, Characteristics of Individuals with Disabilities, Family and Community Engagement for Exceptional Children, and Inclusive Education.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Effective behavior support: What Chinese language teachers need to know about teaching students with special needs. , 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Supporting Response to Intervention (RTI) through Instructional Leadership, 2017
    Book, Chapter in Textbook-New
  • Response to Intervention for English language learners (ELLs): Using data collection, goal setting, and district level support for instructional improvement., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Therapeutic programs for students with behavior disorders in public schools, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Applied behavior analysis in Response to Intervention (RTI), 2016
    Other

Research Interests

Assessment in Special Education, Laws and Policies, Applied Behavior Analysis, Literacy, Characteristics of Individuals with Disabilities, Family and Community Engagement for Exceptional Children, and Inclusive Education.

Department Service

  • SPED Forum, Facilitator 2015 - 2016

  • Special Education Program Coordinator 2014 - 2016

  • Special Education Program Faculty Search 2014 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Holiday Events for Students with Special Needs, Augusta University 2016 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • SPED Club, Advisor 2015 - Present

  • Augusta University Major Fest, Student Recruiter 2014 - Present

  • Augusta University Open House of Graduate Programs, Student Recruiter 2014 - Present

  • Impact Student Learning (ISL) Conference, Volunteer 2013 - Present

University Service

  • Asian Studies Certificate 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Literacy Center Special Education Tutoring 2015 - Present

    Role: Program Coordinator
  • Peace Studies Group, Facilitator 2015 - Present

  • Augusta University Alumni Day 2014 - Present

    Role: Student Recruiter
  • Augusta University Family Day 2014 - Present

    Role: Student Recruiter

Professional Service

  • Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Award Committee 2016 - Present

  • International Conference on Studies in Education 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Association of College of Teacher Education Conference 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Education Research Association Conference 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Educational Policies and Current Practices 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer

Public Service

  • Special Olympics, Volunteer 2016 - Present

  • The Richmond County School System Parent-Teacher Conference Documentation Translator 2016 - Present

  • Augusta University Day of Service, Volunteer 2013 - Present

  • The 10th School District Special Education Leadership Team 2013 - Present

    Role: Member