Dr Amy E A Rosenstein, Associate Professor, Department of Special Education
Office: 1207 - Buzzard Hall
Amy Rosenstein's Vita
"Enlightened trial and error succeeds over the planning of the lone genius." - Peter Skillman
For an appointment, please stop by the Department of Special Education in Buzzard Hall or call 217-581-5315.
Frequently Taught Courses
Special Education (SPE) 5900.001, Research in Special Education
, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Special Education.
Special Education (SPE), 5770, Advanced Practica
. Eastern Illinois University, Department of Special Education. Mentored graduate student action research and mixed methods projects producing primary data empirical studies, Instructor and Clinical Experience Supervisor.
Special Education (SPE) 5133.001, Universal Design for Learning
, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Special Education
Special Education (SPE) 4820.001, Educational Assessment of Young Children (Birth to 8)
with Exceptional Learning Needs, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Special Education Instructor and Clinical Experience Supervisor.
Special Education (SPE) 4730.001 and/or (SPE) 4730.002, Curriculum Adaptations and Collaborative Consultation
for Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Special Education Instructor and Clinical Experience Supervisor.
Special Education (SPE) 3100.001, Learning Differences of Individuals with Moderate to Significant Exceptional Learning Needs
, Eastern Illinois University, Department of Special Education Instructor and Clinical Experience Supervisor.
2000-2007 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, Special Education. Rosenstein, A. (2007). Faculty and pre-service teachers' perceptions and beliefs about portfolio assessment use in special education pre-service teacher preparation programs
. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Quantitative Methodology including MANOVA and regression analysis. Doctoral Committee: Dr. Adelle Renzaglia (Advisor), Dr. Janis Chadsey, Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, and Dr. Lisa Monda-Amaya.
1997-1999 C.A.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, Special Education, Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
1994-1995 M.A.T., National-Louis University, Evanston, IL, Elementary Education.
1990-1994 B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Art History and History.
2004-present Illinois General Supervisory Certificate Type 75, Certificate Endorsements: Director of Special Education for preschool to age 21.
1999-present Illinois Teaching Certificate, Standard Special Teaching, K-12, LBS I, Certificate Endorsements for preschool to age 21: Learning Behavior Specialist I unlimited, Trainable Mentally Handicapped, Educable Mentally Handicapped, Learning Disabilities, Social/Emotional Disorders, and Physically Handicapped.
1995-present Illinois Teaching Certification, Standard Elementary Teaching, K-9, Type 03, Certificate Endorsements: Self-contained general education kindergarten – grade 9, and upper elementary/junior high endorsements in Art, General Science, and Social Science.
2009-present Program Evaluation: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Board of Program Reviewers. Lead Team Reviewer for Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) programs. Have reviewed and written reports for more than 8 programs annually across more than 22 schools. Coordinated reviewer teams, synthesized reviewers’ findings, and written team reports.
2015-2017 American Association for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) National Education Division Past-President (coordinate elections for new officers, facilitate transition of activities including the Education Division Action Plan, provide consultation to new President, consult on planning for Education Division activities at the Annual Conference for National AAIDD).
2013-2015 American Association for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) National Nominations and Elections Committee. Review confidential files of nominees, collaborate with the Nominations Chair and other committee members to select nominees for the national ballot.
2012- 2015 American Association for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) National Education Division Co-President. Coordinate AAIDD National Education Division activities; write action plans for annual goals and progress reports towards those goals; manage AAIDD Education Division on-line community conversation, plan AAIDD Education Division luncheon at Annual National AAIDD Conference.
1998-present Illinois American Association for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Executive Board of Operations. Election Chair, 2009, 2014; Treasurer, 2009-present.
Universal Design for Learning
Dymond, S. K., Rosenstein, A., Renzaglia, A., Zanton, J., Slagor, M. T., & Kim, R.K. (2015). The High School Curriculum: Perceptions of Special Education and Secondary Education Preservice Teachers. Action in Teacher Education, 37(3), 284-298.
Rosenstein, A., Edmonds-Behrend, C., Stringfellow, J., & Johnson, S. (2011). Engaging P-12 learners: Putting universal design for learning into practice: Midwest Association of Teacher Educators: Proceedings of the MWATE Spring Conference, Urbana, IL.
Rosenstein, A. (2009). African american students in special education programs: National, state, and local trends. ICBCHE Journal, 25(1), 39-46.
Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education
Dymond, S.K., Renzaglia, A., Rosenstein, A., Chun, E.J., Banks, R., & Niswander, V. (2007). Using a participatory action research approach to create a universally designed inclusive high school science course: A case study. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 31, 293-308.
Selected Conference Presentations
Havercroft, K., Woodley, S., Jones-Bromenshenkel, M., Edmonds-Behrend, C.,Stringfellow, J, Li, M., Rosentstein, A. & Cook, R. (April, 2016). Preparing Pre-Service Special Education Candidates to Teach in a Common Core World.Council for Exceptional Children Conference, St. Louis, MO.
Rosenstein, A., Betz-Hamilton, A. E., & Yousaf, C. S. (April 9, 2015). Tried and true – Universal design in the classroom. Eastern Illinois Faculty Development Series, Charleston, IL.
Rosenstein, A. (2014). Transitions Across the Life Span for Individuals with Disabilities. Invited Conference Panel Presenter and Moderator. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 138th Annual International Conference, Orlando, FL.
Rosenstein, A. (2014). Current issues in education services for students with significant disabilities. National AAIDD Education Division Lunch Round Table. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 138th Annual International Conference, Orlando, FL.
Rosenstein, A., & Laumann, B. (2013). Using virtual game avatars to increase social communication and engagement of a young child with apraxia. Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children 29th
Annual International Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Johnson, S., Cooper, R., & Rosenstein, A. (2013). Bridging the gap between school and adult life. Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Fall Convention, Lisle, IL.
Rosenstein, A. (2013). Transitioning to Post-Secondary Education. Conference Panel Reviewer and Moderator. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) 137th Annual International Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
Douglas, K., Rosenstein, A., & Van Laarhoven, T. (2012). Teaching pre-service educators to use everyday technology in the classroom and beyond. Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TED) 35th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
Stringfellow, J., Edmonds-Behrend, C., Woodley, S., & Rosenstein, A. (2012). Increasing data collection accountability for pre-service teachers: Low tech options. Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children 35th Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
Rosenstein, A., (2012, June). Universal design for learning: Creating differentiated lesson plans. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 136th Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC.
2007-present Department Curriculum Committee; activities include but are not limited to the review of program and course information summaries, syllabi, course curriculum outlines, and assessments for alignment with University, State, and Professional accreditation requirements; creation and revision of program and unit assessment rubrics with existing and revised University, State, and Professional teaching standards; and review of program outcomes to improve teacher candidate performance, retention, and graduation with certification; Department of Special Education, College of Education and Professional Studies, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Secretary 2010-2011.
2013-present College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) College Research Pool C.U. Committee, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Reviews requests from CEPS faculty for research C.U.s and makes recommendations to the Dean.
2007- 2011 Research Committee, College of Education and Professional Studies, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Secretary 2009-2010; Chair 2010-2011.
2011-present Faculty Senate, Member-at-large, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Faculty Forum Chair 2013-2014, Forum Topics: Diversity and EIU; Program Analysis at EIU
. Faculty-Student Relations Committee, 2014-2015;Nominations Committee (University Committees), Chair 2014-present; Elections Committee, 2015-present; Ad-hoc Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics, 2015-2016.
2011-2014 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA) Committee Member. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. Reviewed University-wide undergraduate research grant applications for up to 50 applications for 3 submission dates each year.
2000-2012 Executive Board of Directors, Member, Champaign Community Advocacy and Mentoring Resource, Inc. (formerly Champaign County Association for the Mentally Retarded), Champaign, IL. Event Planning Committee (annual concert event). Fund Raising Committee (grant writing and development), 2004-2009. Human Rights and Educational Program committee member 2000-2010.
2010-2011 Charleston Transition Facility, Human Rights Committee, Charleston, IL.
2007-present Family Advocate for those with school-aged children who have disabilities.
Polar Plunge teen-team recruiter.
2016-2017 EIU Achievement and Contributions Awards Recipient for Service.