Dr. Beth Ackerman’s passion for children with disabilities is evident in her
professional career and studies. Her master’s degree is in Special Education from
Lynchburg College. She has a postgraduate professional license from the Virginia
Department of Education which endorses her to teach elementary education K-8, learning
disabilities, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and administration and
supervision K-12. Her doctorate degree is in Administration and Supervision from the
University of Virginia. 

She has taught students with disabilities for three years before becoming a principal for
6 years at a private day school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
She has over a decade of experience in working with children with learning disabilities,
intellectual disabilies, and emotional disabilities as a behavior specialist, family
support provider, teacher, and administrator. She currently teaches undergraduate and
graduate level special education courses at Liberty University. 

Articles

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Using Reinforcements for Effective Discipline, Christian Early Education (2011)
 

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Enhancing Christian School Experiences for Pre-Service Teachers Through Service Learning Partnerships (with Karen Parker and Leonard W. Parker), Journal of Research on Christian Education (2010)

This article gives an overview of service learning as it relates to the integration of...

 

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The Effectiveness of Computer- Assisted Instruction in Developmental Mathematics (with Kathy Dye Spradlin), Journal of Developmental Education (2010)

This quasiexperimental study compared academic performance of students enrolled in a developmental mathematics course using...

 

Books

G.U.I.D.E. Differentiated Instruction For Christian Educators (2012)

1 Corinthians 9:21 states, "I have become all things to all people." That is what...

 

Life Skills Instruction in a Time of Accountability (2010)

The current legislation, No Child Left Behind, mandates that students with intellectual disabilities have access...

 

PRAISE: Effectively Guiding Student Behavior, Faculty Publications and Presentations (2007)

There is a wealth of information available to parents and teachers for dealing with behavior...

 

Contributions to Books

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Evaluation and Mentoring of Online Faculty (with Karen L. Parker), Forum for Christian Educators: What role does Christian higher education play in the changing landscape of education? (2011)

The world of online education has created new challenges to these unique learning environments. One...

 

Life Skills Instruction in a Time of Accountability, Learning and Memory Developments and Intellectual Disabilties (2010)

The current legislation, No Child Left Behind, mandates that students with intellectual disabilities have access...

 

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Enhancing Christian School Field Experiences through Academic Coaching in a Service-learning Partnership (with Karen L. Parker and Leonard W. Parker), 2007 Forum for Christian Teacher Educators: The Role of Christian Higher Education with the K-12 Christian School—Training the Future Generation of Leaders (2007)

This article gives an overview of service learning as it relates to learning and understanding...

 

Presentations

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Classroom Climate - Be Proactive, ACSI Early Childhood (2011)
 

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Differentiated Instruction in Early Childhood, ACSI Early Childhood (2011)
 

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Intentiality Part 1, ACSI Early Childhood (2011)
 

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Intentiality Part 2, ACSI Early Childhood (2011)