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Shaswati Nina Saha

Shaswati Saha


Curriculum and Instruction
ED209 College of Education
Phone: 713-313-7949

Primary Research Focus
Disability issues, multicultural issues, inclusive education with an emphasis on instructional strategies for universal access, and home-school collaboration


Professional Biography
Shaswati Nina Saha is a professor in the department of curriculum and instruction and has been at Texas Southern University since 1997. Although she joined the department as faculty in the special education division, Dr. Saha has taught courses in different areas of education. A graduate faculty since 1998, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr. Saha brings with her a vast array of experiences in inclusive education and instructional strategies. She has served as an advocate for parents of children with disabilities, and consulted with many school districts around the state of Texas, on issues related to serving students with disabilities in general education classes. Dr. Saha has presented on inclusive education, multicultural education, differentiated instruction, positive behavior management and co-teaching and collaboration. She has published articles on inclusive education, school and parent collaboration, and the over representation of minority students in special education.

Courses Taught
SPED 309 – Survey of exceptional education - 1
SPED 401- Field experiences in special education
SPED 404 – Managing behaviors of children with disabilities
SPED 405 – Educational processes for children with disabilities II (emphasis on differentiated Instruction)
SPED 406 – School community collaboration for special education
SPED 554 – Problems in educating exceptional children ( emphasis on school – home collaboration)
SPED 557 – Implementation and Evaluation: Diagnostic and prescriptive teaching (emphasis on positive behavior support)
EDCI 310 – Principles and foundations of education
EDCI 531 - Classroom management
EDCI 551 - Multicultural education
EDCI 901- Research planning and development in urban education
EDCI 931 – Classroom management
EDCI 932 – Urban teaching strategies
EDCI 939 – Models of teaching
EDCI 944 – Curriculum theory
EDCI 950 – Current trends in effective teaching and learning

Academic Degrees
Ph.D. Special Education, Syracuse University
M.S. Special Education, Syracuse University
M.A. Psychology, Nagpur University, India
B.A. Psychology, Delhi University, India

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