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Special Education
College of Education
Emotional/Behavioral disorders; Learning disabilities; Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Instructional planning and methodologies for children/youth with mild and moderate/severe disabilities
Courses Taught
SPED 500: Research I: Critical Writing and Research in Special Education
SPED 502: The Development of Cognition, Learning and Language
SPED 505: Consultation and Collaboration: Special and General Education
SPED 507: Internship I
SPED 509: Specialized Curriculum and Methods in Special Education
SPED 512: Internship II
SPED 514: Student Teaching in Special Education
SPED 373: Teaching Learners with Special Needs I
SPED 376: Teaching Learners with Special Needs II
SPED 323: Consultation and Collaboration in Special Education
SPED 374: Supervised Field Experience I
SPED 377: Supervised Field Experience II
SPED 381: Student Teaching in Special Education
Research Interests
• Special education teacher preparation Supporting positive learning outcomes for students with emotional and behavioral disorders Linking social/emotional development to academic skill instruction Administrator practices with students with emotional and behavioral disorders Use of drama to improve learning and perspective-taking skills of students with special needs

B.A., Secondary Education, English and Speech/Theatre-Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

M.S., Special Education-Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Ph.D., Special Education- Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Selected Publications

Beyda-Lorie, S. D., Kritikos, E., & Messerer, J. (2011). Preparing special educators to infuse real life issues into     the K-12 curriculum. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 17 (1), 5-16.

Beyda Lorie, S. D. (2010). Behavior assessment. In E. Papoutsis Kritikos (Eds.), Special education assessment:     Issues and strategies affecting today’s classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Beyda, S. D., & Lee, D. (2007). Administrator beliefs about students referred for classroom disruption. Learning     Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 14 (4), 255-264.

Beyda Lorie, S. D., Papoutsis Kritikos, E., Messerer, J., & LeDosquet, P. (2007). Curiculum infusion of real life     issues for students with exceptionality. Network for the Dissemination of Curriculum Infusion.     Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL. Prepared as part of dissemination for the Fund for the     Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE) 2003-2006 grant.

Beyda, S. D. (2003) The use of theatre as an instructional strategy in the content areas for students with learning     disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 12, 65-74.

Beyda, S. D., Zentall, S. S., & Ferko, D. K. (2002). The relationship between teacher practices and the task-    appropriate and social behavior of students  with behavioral difficulties. Behavior Disorders, 27, 236-255..

Beyda, S.D. (2002). Dramatic improvisation for students with EBD: A means for addressing individual and     classroom goals. Beyond Behavior, 11, 34-38.

Stormont, M., Zentall, S.S., Beyda, S., Javorsky, T., & Belfiore, P. (2000). Playground contexts for aggression for preschoolers with hyperactivity. Journal of Behavioral Education, 10, 37-48.

Beyda, S. D., & Zentall, S. S. (1998). Administrative responses to AD/HD.  Reaching Today’s Youth: The Community Circle of Caring Journal, 2, 31-36.


Sandra Beyda-Lorie (Ph.D. Purdue University) is Professor at Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Special Education in Chicago, Illinois and has served as Department Chair since 2008. In collaboration with program faculty she has supported the expansion of the department’s high quality program offerings to include an advanced master’s degree in special education (LBS II), the university’s first online program leading to special education (LBS I) endorsement, and a second undergraduate night program at the university’s El Centro campus. She considers herself a servant leader dedicated to developing and facilitating undergraduate and graduate learning experiences that position program graduates to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities. Her research focus is special educator and administrative practices that honor the social and emotional development of students with exceptional learning needs and simultaneously facilitate positive academic learning outcomes.

Her motto, “It’s about the kids.”

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
alberto 2018
Associate Dean & Licensure Officer
Teacher Education Department
College of Education
Social studies education, multicultural and global education, and teacher education.
Courses Taught
ELED 304: Methods of Teaching Inquiry Social Studies
ELED 329: Student Teaching In Elementary Education
ELED-328B: Clinical Experience In Elementary Education
ELED-414: Principles Of Curriculum Development.
Research Interests
Drawing on Latino Critical theory, post-structural, post-modern and anti-oppressive education theory, I see myself helping new teachers asking questions about how the educational system helps in developing a social order, which is not always fair or democratic for all groups within society. In order to do this, new teachers have to be able to recognize social discourses, ideologies, and those social structures that promote oppressive relationships within society. My research is centered on the influences of social and institutional contexts on teachers' practice as well as the role of curriculum and teaching in building a democratic society in the face of the antidemocratic structures within society that promote social injustice and intolerance.

The Ohio State University, 2016
Teaching and Learning: Early/Middle Childhood Education, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

-Flores-Marti, I. and Lopez-Carrasquillo, A. (2014). El sistema de evaluación en la educación física., Revista Digital, 190.  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Flores-Marti, I and Lopez-Carrasquillo, A. (2014). The evaluation system in physical education., Revista Digital, 190. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

-López-Carrasquillo, A. (2013). Deconstructing the American Melting Pot: Promoting Civic Education and Ideals in the Bilingual Social Studies. Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal 4(3).

-Hubbard, T., Lopez-Carrasquillo, A., Christenson, M., Dallme, D., & Dyer, J. (2012). Shifting Roles of the GAs. In M. Johnston-Parsons (Ed.), Dialogue and difference in a PDS: A 16-year sociocultural study of an experimental teacher education program. Charlotte: Information Age Publishers.

-López-Carrasquillo, A. (2009). The planning process of a first generation Mexicana teacher in a bilingual social studies classroom in the United States. Journal of the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, 1(1), 83-91.

-López-Carrasquillo, A. (1996). Prácticas de aceptación y rechazo de estudiantes Dominicanos y Puertorriqueños en una escuela elemental en Puerto Rico [Practices of acceptance and rejection among Dominican and Puerto Rican students at one elementary school in Puerto Rico]. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Puerto Rico [The University of Puerto Rico Social Sciences Magazine], 6, 141-164.

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By Appointment
Main Campus
Administrative Assistant II
College of Education
Faculty contracts & scheduling.

Northeastern Illinois University
Concordia University


Faculty contracts & scheduling.

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Administrative Assistant
College of Education
College expenses, budgeting and purchasing, financial analysis, and endorsement reviews.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Design Analysis, Certificate

DePaul University
Computer Science / Information Systems, (Completed Coursework for M.S.)

Illinois State University
Business Administration, B.S.


Ms. Williams has extensive business experience and has held positions such as staff systems analyst and team leader in the financial services sector.

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By appointment
Marlena Kruk
GCOE Admissions Specialist
College of Education
Business Management and Administration




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