School of Education

Faculty/Staff Profiles





Pamela M. Stecker

Professor of Special Education

Office: 213 Holtzendorff
Phone: 864-656-5110
Email: stecker@clemson.edu
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

PhD Education and Human Development
Vanderbilt University 1993

MEd Special Education
Peabody College at Vanderbilt University 1988

BS Special Education and Elementary Education
Peabody College at Vanderbilt University 1982

Profile

Pam is a professor of special education and has taught at Clemson since 1996. Pam typically teaches seniors and graduate students. She currently serves as a consultant for the National Center on Intensive Intervention and as a steering committee member for SC's State Personnel Development Grant. She is the Principal Investigator for a federally funded grant subaward focusing on professional development for algebra progress monitoring. Pam also serves as a co-editor of the Literacy Research Association's Yearbook and as a reviewer for several professional journals.

Courses Taught

ED SP 370 Introduction to Special Education
ED 397/438 Creative Inquiry: Progress Monitoring I-IV
ED SP 492 Teaching Mathematics to Students with Mild Disabilities
ED SP 494 Teaching Reading to Students with Mild Disabilities
ED SP 496 Special Education Field Experience
ED SP 498 Directed Teaching in Special Education
ED SP 4/669 Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
ED SP 4/670 Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities
ED SP 4/675 Educational Procedures for Individuals with Learning Disabilities
ED SP 676 Practicum in Learning Disabilities
ED SP 679 Practicum in Mental Retardation
ED SP 738 Selected Topics (multiple classes):
Early Literacy Assessment and Instruction; Research in Early Literacy; Writing for Publication
ED SP 739 Independent Study (working with students with learning disabilities; scholarship activities)
ED SP 810 Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities (online and traditional)
ED SP 823 Teaching Individuals With Disabilities in Integrated Settings
ED 901 Assessment and Accountability in General and Special Education
ED SP 931 Advanced Research in Learning Disabilities
ED SP 934 Program Models, Evaluation, and Current Trends
ED SP 980 Internship in Special Education
ED SP 991 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Research Interests

student progress monitoring, especially curriculum-based measurement
academic interventions in reading and mathematics that support learning for all students, especially for students who are low achieving or who have disabilities
use of responsiveness to intervention (RTI) as a means to enhance achievement among all students and as a means to identify students who potentially may have learning disabilities
use of instructional technology to enhance student learning

Links

National Center on Intensive Intervention
National Center on Response to Intervention
Center on Instruction
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
SC Gateways Project: State Personnel Improvement Grant