Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Teaching and Leading

College of Education
Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation

Bio

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

  • (706) 504-7668
  • UH 376

Education

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

  • MA, Foreign Languages and Literatu National Yunlin Univ of Scienc, 2007

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

Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst 2017

Awards & Honors

  • Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award Nominated by COE 2018

  • College of Education Scholarship Grants Award Augusta University , 2018

  • Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence Scholarly Activity Award Augusta University , 2018

  • Senate Outstanding Faculty Award Augusta University , 2017

  • College of Education Scholarship Grants Award Augusta University , 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPED 3110

    Char of Stu/Mild Disabilities
  • SPED 5110

    Char of Students with Mild Dis
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • SPED 5002

    Inclusive Education
  • SPED 3001

    Policies & Procedures in SEd
  • SPED 4002

    Teach St/Disabil in Inclusive
  • EDTD 6432

    Diversity in Education
  • SPED 5008

    Assess & Instruct in Literacy
  • SPED 4009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • SPED 5009

    Family & Community Engagement

Teaching Interests

Laws and Policies in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Literacy, Family and Community Engagement for Exceptional Children, and Inclusion.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Ethical, legal, and pedagogical issues about edTPA, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Special education pre-service teachers’ perspectives and practices about STEAM, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Characteristics of students with disabilities, evidence-based practices, and resources, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Revamping edTPA or considering other alternatives, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exploring InTASC standards and principles through the perspectives of Soka (value-creating) education, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Laws and Policies in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Literacy, Family and Community Engagement for Exceptional Children, and Inclusion.

Department Service

  • Advisor, SPED Club and CEC Augusta Chapter 2015 - Present

  • Faculty Development Peer Observation, EDTD 5231 Best Practices in Social Studies Education 2019 - 2019

  • Committee Member, Department of Teaching and Leading Chairperson Search 2018 - 2018

  • SPED Forum, Facilitator 2015 - 2016

  • Special Education Program Coordinator 2014 - 2016

College Service

  • Committee member, Augusta University College of Education Post-Tenure Review Committee 2019 - Present

  • Committee Member, Augusta University College of Education Promotion and Tenure Review Committee 2018 - Present

  • Volunteer, Future Georgia Educator’s Day, College of Education, Augusta University 2017 - Present

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

    Role: Mentor
  • Volunteer/Supervisor, Augusta University Special Education Tutoring Program 2015 - Present

University Service

  • Committee member, Augusta University Intramural Grants Program (IGP) Advisory Committee 2019 - Present

  • Peace Studies Group, Facilitator 2015 - Present

  • Augusta University Alumni Day 2014 - Present

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

    Role: Student Recruiter
  • National Family Literacy Day, Facilitator 2014 - Present

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
  • Facilitator, Math Games Day for Children with Special Needs at Aquinas High School (helping with recruitment) 2019 - 2019