Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Nai-Cheng Kuo

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Teaching and Leading

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

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • Teaching Innovation 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
  • SPED 5002

    Inclusive Education
  • SPED 3001

    Policies & Procedures in SEd
  • SPED 5001

    Policies & Procedures in Sp Ed
  • SPED 4002

    Teach St/Disabil in Inclusive
  • SPED 5005

    Plan for Exceptional Students
  • CURS 4990

    Undergrad Research III
  • SPED 4008

    Assess & Instruct in Literacy
  • SPED 5008

    Assess & Instruct in Literacy
  • SPED 4130

    Classroom & Behavior Mgmt
  • SPED 5130

    Classroom & Behavior Mgmt
  • 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

  • Special education pre-service teachers’ perspectives and practices about STEAM, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Exploring InTASC standards and principles through the perspectives of Soka (value-creating) education, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ethical, legal, and pedagogical issues about edTPA, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Rethinking edTPA: The use of InTASC standards and principles, 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

  • 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