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Maude Yacapsin

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Maude Yacapsin

Associate Professor of Special Education

myacapsin@messiah.edu
EDD, Teacher Leadership, University of Nebraska, 2006
MS, Special Education, Bloomsburg University, 1992
BA, Organizational Psychology, Bloomsburg University, 1988

Yacapsin Academia Information

Recent Research:

  • Compassion fatigue and student teachers
  • Self care for student teachers

Current Projects:

In the works:

  • Online discourse and evidence of Christian values
  • Facebook and collaborative, international teaching endeavors
  • School and community partnerships
  • Portable teaching and tutoring
  • Technology platforms for students with disabilities

Recent Publications:

  • "Student-Led Inquiry in Pre-Service Field Placements: iPad Technologies Empower Future Teachers," Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, Fall 2014 
  • "Graduate Student Preferences for Practicing Faith in Online Coursework," Journal of Research on Christian Education, Summer 2014
  • "Faith: A New Component within Differentiated Instruction," Christian Perspectives in Education, 6(1).  Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cpe/vol6/iss1/2, 2013
  • "Self care for student teachers:  a promising new practice for teacher education programs," PA Teacher Educator, Fall 2011

Courses Taught:

At Messiah: 

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

Other: 

  • 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. 

Hobbies:

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)