Category: Poster

38 - How are Universities Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Work with Twice-Exceptional Students?

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Twice-exceptional students are a diverse and often misidentified or underidentified group. This study, done by Dr. Wolfgang and Dr. Janet B. Josephson, explores how pre-service teachers in teacher certification programs in Pennsylvania are prepared to identify and teach 2e students. Survey results about current course offerings and field experience requirements are presented and discussed. These findings can inform teacher education, which can in turn, better prepare teachers to improve the performance of 2e students through appropriate support.

Charlton Wolfgang

Assistant Professor
Millersville University
Millersville, Pennsylvania

Charlton Wolfgang, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Gifted Education and Coordinator of the M.Ed. and Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education Program at Millersville University. At Millersville University he works with pre-service and in-service teachers in early childhood and middle level education, gifted education, science methods, and STEM education. Dr. Wolfgang taught middle school Life Science, middle school Gifted Support, and high school Honors Biology for over 17 years. He recently was a Curriculum and Instruction Consultant for STEM at the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. Additionally, he served as a facilitator at the Millersville Gifted Institute for several years. Dr. Wolfgang earned his Ph.D., K-12 Principal Certification, and Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility through Drexel University’s Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies program. He currently serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE), focusing on higher education, working with state and local legislators, technology and social media.