School of Teacher Preparation, Administration, and Leadership
Special Education Program
Office Phone: (575)646-2899
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Dr. Yvonne Moreno believes that all individuals regardless of their exceptionalities must have a right to live full independent lives and to be contributing members of society. This belief has guided her education, career, and research in the field of special education. Dr. Moreno earned a Bachelor’s in Special Education with a minor in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Special Education from New Mexico State University. She has extensive experience working with individuals with disabilities both in public school and community- based settings. She also has over 5 years of experience teaching special education and education courses in higher education. Her areas of interest include low incidence disabilities, Autism, classroom management, and transition. Through her research, Dr. Moreno is committed to improving the post-school outcomes of individuals with disabilities.
Presentations and Publications:
Moreno, Y., Meade, J. (2019, April) Using Course Maps to Create Quality Online Courses. Symposium conducted at the Online Teaching and Learning Conference at San Juan College. Farmington. NM
Moreno, Y. A Survey of Case Managers’ Perceptions of Transition Best Practices and Barriers. Submitted to Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals.
Moreno, Y. (2019, March) Special Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Transition Best Practices and Barriers. Poster session presented at the Annual Learning Disabilities Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
Moreno, Y. (2014, March). Transition: Barriers, best practices, and teacher attitudes about disability. Paper presented at the Graduate Research and Arts Symposium (GRAS). Las Cruces, NM.
Moreno, Y. (2016, March). Beyond the classroom: Experiential learning in a graduate special education course. Symposium conducted at the International Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning. El Paso, TX.
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