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Maude Yacapsin

Assistant Professor of Special Education


EDD, Teacher Leadership, University of Nebraska, 2006

MS, Special Education, Bloomsburg University, 1992

BA, Organizational Psychology, Bloomsburg University, 1988

Yacapsin Academia Information

Courses Taught:

At Messiah: 

  • Intro to special education
  • Effective practices for every learner
  • Curriculum and learning


  • Student teacher supervision
  • Assessment
  • Technology for teachers
  • Educational Psychology


    Advice for First-Year Students:

Look at learning as a process and a lifelong journey, not an ending; engage in reflective practice; be thankful, forgiving, and gracious always.


Vocational Story :

Interest in the psychology of learning processes of students and students with disabilities, and the wonderful and "not-so wonderful" role models that helped me realize I wanted to pursue teaching as a vocation.



Running and running with my family; adopt a boxer animal rescue; service projects for school, church and animal rescue organizations; reading the classics and historical fiction.


Favorite Quote:

I handed on to you…what I also received.  (1 Corinthians, 15:3)


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