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Cindy Nichols

Cindy Nichols, Instructor

"I want my students to learn how to create engaging, accepting and effective learning environments for their students."

Degrees Held:

  • Ed.S. in Elementary Ed. Administration — Southeast Missouri State University, 1994
  • M.A. in Special Education — Southeast Missouri State University, 1989
  • B.S. in Special Education — Southeast Missouri State University, 1983

Career Highlights:

  • Taught students with special needs, 1984-1994
  • Special Ed. Administrator, 1994-1998
  • Adjunct for Southeast Missouri State University, 1999-2001
  • Began working at A-State full time, 2005.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

MSE Special Ed. Instructional Specialist K-12

Which classes do you teach online?

ELSE 6193: Laboratory Experience; ELAD 6423: Special Ed. Law

What do you want students to learn in your classes?

I want my students to learn how to create engaging, accepting and effective learning environments for their students.

Why did you start teaching?

I have always enjoyed learning and wanting to help others. I have always been drawn to those who seem to struggle and wanted to make a difference in their lives.

What advice would you give to those considering this program?

Being a special educator requires compassion, patience, determination, flexibility, learning, dedication and hard work. Stay organized and do not be afraid to ask for help.

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