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.

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  • 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

  • Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training Certificate Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE), 2020

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst 2017

  • Computer Science in Middle and High School Taiwan’s Ministry of Education , 2004

  • English Language Arts in Middle and High School Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, 2004

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Kaohsiung Autism Institute, 2000

Awards & Honors

  • Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award Nominated by COE 2019

  • 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
  • SPED 6028

    Adv Assessment in Spec Ed
  • SPED 6500

    Adv Studies in Special Ed
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • SPED 3009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • SPED 5009

    Family & Community Engagement
  • SPED 6026

    Teaching Students with Disabil

Teaching Interests

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

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • The impacts of the privately copyrighted assessment on K-20 Education, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • New teaching strategies from student teachers’ pedagogical conceptual change in computer-assisted language learning (CALL), 2020
  • Daisaku Ikeda’s philosophical dialogues on education, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Response to Intervention (RTI) for English language learners (ELLs): Using data collection, goal setting, and district level support for instructional improvement., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Helping students acknowledge and navigate anxieties: An action research, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • Committee Member, Department Pre-Promotion and Tenure Committee 2019 - Present

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

  • Dyslexia Guest Speaker, EDTD 5275: Introduction to Literacy Assessment 2019 - 2019

  • Peer-Teaching Observation, ELED 3271: Children Literature to Teaching Reading 2019 - 2019

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

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, High-Impact Practices Advisory Committee 2020 - Present

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

  • Research & Scholarship Workgroup for the Faculty Workload Task Force, Augusta University 2019 - Present

  • Peace Studies Group, Facilitator 2015 - Present

  • Augusta University Alumni Day 2014 - Present

    Role: Student Recruiter

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, Currently Issues in Middle Level Education 2020 - Present

  • Reviewer, Educational Technology & Society 2020 - Present

  • External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion 2019 - Present

  • External Reviewer, The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Executive Summary Report: Degree trends in high-demand teaching specialties: 2009-10 to 2016-2017 2019 - Present

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

Public Service

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

  • 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