Amy Knight Instructor of Education; Special Education Concentration Coordinator

Amy Knight


B.A. Speech/Language Pathology from the University of New York at Buffalo
M.A. in Special Education from the University of Maine at Orono

Areas of Expertise:

Literacy and language development for students with disabilities, dyslexia, special education practices and law, co-teaching, differentiation, inclusion

Courses I Teach:

  • GED 633: Special Education Legal and Professional Issues.
  • GED 640: Language and Learning
  • ED 340: Teaching in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms
  • GED 661: Special Education Practicum and Seminar

Programs I Advise:

  • Special Education Concentration
    • M.Ed.
    • CAGS
    • Consulting Teacher Endorsement

Recent News

Amy Knight of the education faculty wrote a piece about supporting neurodivergent students, appearing on the website Harvard Business Publishing: Education, with the title “4 Ways to Design a Course That Supports Neurodivergent Students: Focus on Highlighting Their Strengths.”
(posted February 2023)

Claudine Bedell, Rebecca Haslam, Amy Knight, Amy Saks Pavese, and Becky Wigglesworth of the education faculty shared at the Teaching Professor Conference in June their experiences designing and coordinating the new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program launched in May 2019. The conference included both a virtual component and an in-person presentation in New Orleans. The team’s presentation, “Fostering Engaged Participation to Promote Relevant and Rigorous Learning,” highlighted the mission-driven design of the MAT and the program’s focus on emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement of students as significant factors contributing to the program’s success.
(posted July 2021)