Professor Hoover’s research focuses on differentiated instruction, special educator roles in multi-level instructional models, assessment/referrals and response to intervention at the intersection of exceptionality and diversity.
Research and education preparation in exceptionality and diversity
EDUC 5465 - Introduction to ESL/Bilingual and Special Education
Provides students with the fundamental information of ESL, bilingual and special education, including theories, assumptions, philosophies, and paradigms of bilingual and special education. Discusses successful teaching techniques and instructional approaches, including individualization, least restrictive environment, transition, and career education.
EDUC 5505 - Education of Students with Learning and Behavior Disorders
Summer 2019 / Summer 2020
Discusses unique learning needs of students with learning and behavior disorders. Emphasizes development of a systems model for diagnosis, programming, and remediation. Stresses data-based individualization of instruction, with emphasis on intervention in inclusive learning environments and developing a culturally responsive system.