Department of Special Education and Counseling

Christine Besko-Maughan

Office:   Valley 3018
Phone:   973-720-2115
Email:besckoc@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Tuesday 10am - 12pm or by Appointment

Department: Special Education and Counseling
Position: Clinical Instructor
Area Specialization: Assistive Technology

Academic Degrees and Certifications

M.S. - Pennsylvania College of Optometry

B.S. - Bloomsburg University

 

Professional Experience

Clinical Instructor of Special Education - William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Clinical Instructor of Special Education - College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey 

Assistive Technology Specialist - Independent Consultant,  New Jersey

Teacher of the Visually Impaired - Clifton Board of Education, Clifton, NJ

Assistive Technology Specialist - Bergen County Special Services, Paramus, NJ

Rehabilitation Teacher of the Visually Impaired - Blindness and Visual Services, Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

Current Teaching and Administrative Responsiblities

SPC 3130 - Adaptive and Assistive Technologies in the Inclusive Classroom

SPC 5660- Adaptive and Assistive Technologies in the Inclusive Classroom

Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement Program Advisor

Assistive Technology Lab Coordinator

 

Current Professional Assignments and Activities

Special Education and Counseling Department Curriculum Committee - Chairperson

College of Education - Improving Clinical Experiences Task Force - Committee Member

AccessAbilities Conference - Committee Member

 

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Council for Exceptional Children - Special Interest Division - Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) 

Council for Exceptional Children - Special Interest Division - Technology and Media (TAM)

Internation Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

 

Publications

Friendlander, B. & C. Besko-Maughan (2011).  iPad: Enhancing learning and communication for students with special needs. Port Chester, NY: National Professional Resources, Inc