Jacquelyn Urbani

Jacquelyn Urbani

Associate Professor of Education
Chair Education Specialist Program
Bertrand Hall Room 22
[email protected]

Educational Background

  • PhD in Special Education, Joint Doctoral Program: University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University
  • MA, Family Centered Early Childhood Deaf Education, Gallaudet University
  • BA, Education of the Deaf, with a second credential in Early Childhood (general education), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 4166/5165  Teaching Reading in Elementary Schools
  • EDUC 5302 Program Design and Curriculum Development
  • EDUC 5309 Advanced Curriculum for Diverse Learners
  • EDUC 5385 Special Education Supervised Teaching Seminar
  • EDUC 5905 Approaches to Educational Research
  • EDUC 5915 Applied Educational Research
  • EDUC 5933 Current Trends in Special Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Teacher Preparation and Development
  • Differentiating Instruction for Students with Special Needs
  • Literacy Development and Instruction
  • Education of Deaf Students
  • Early Childhood Education

Conference Presentations

International Congress on Education of the Deaf
Athens, Greece
July 2015
Implementing a dialogic reading intervention: Challenges for teachers and adaptations for students.

California Council on Teacher Education
San Diego, CA
October 2015
Teacher education program expands 21st century skills for pre-service teachers.

California Reading Association
Riverside, CA
October 2015
Exploring project based learning through literature.


Professional Memberships

  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • American Educational Research Association
  • International Reading Association
  • California Council for Teacher Education
  • American Educational Research Association