Marlaine K. Chase, Ed. D.
Associate Professor-Special Education & Director of Exceptional Needs
Illinois State University B.S. in Ed.
Elementary Education/Deaf Education
University of Evansville M.S. in Ed.
Learning Disabilities/Neurological Impairments
Illinois State University Ed. D.
Focus: Special Education Teacher Training
Cognate: Early Childhood Special Education
Sample Courses Taught at the University of Saint Francis
- READ 502 Methods and Materials of Teaching Reading
- SPED 507, 508 & 509
- Special Education methods courses pre-K, elementary & secondary school settings
- SPED 513 Practicum
- SPED 517 Language and Communication Development
- SPED 518 Functional Curriculum/Assistive Technology
- SPED 527 Foundations of Exceptionalities
- SPED 537 Collaboration and Communication in Exceptional Needs
- SPED 550 Teacher Inquiry
“ALL students can learn what is important for them to learn.”
I set high expectations for myself as well as my students. Longevity in the field of special education is highly related to implementation of key skills such as: flexibility, thinking “out of the box”, advocacy, adaptability to change and ability to correctly complete a myriad of paperwork! To be effective, special educators must feel competent in their levels of knowledge, skills and dispositions and have a passion for p-12 students with special needs. Candidates who are going to not just survive, but thrive as effective educators in the field of special education must also engage in action research. If America is to reap benefits from its valuable yet vulnerable population of citizens with special needs, special educators must be effective in communicating and collaborating with p-12 students, families, related services providers and the community to maximize their self-determination, independence and potential.
- 2009 Teacher Resource Services in conjunction with University of West Indies
- 2008 Teacher Resource Services in conjunction with University of Trinidad & Tobago
- 2005 HICE Annual International Conference-Honolulu, HI Co-presenter with Dr. Swiss
- 2007 Indiana ASCD Conference
“Helping Students with Special Needs Meet and Exceed Minimum Academic Expectations”
- 2006 Indiana Non-Public Education Association Annual Conference- 2 sessions
“Levels of Learning: Are you teaching for depth of learning?”
“Fishbowl Process for Early Intervention Teams”
Unique talents, interests, background
I play the violin, sing in a choir, love my dog Bailey, I enjoy breaking and training Quarter and Paint horses and interior design and outdoor container gardening. The last three summers I have worked with teachers in Trinidad and grown both personally and professionally from interacting within this diverse culture. I use sign language, love to read and I am an avid Cubs fan.