The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.
Dissertation: The Self Perceived Level of Preparation of Pre-Service General Education Teachers
to Instruct Students with Disabilities in an Inclusion Setting.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in inclusive settings
Inclusive post-secondary education of students with Intellectual and/or developmental
Toni Franklin, Ph.D is currently an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the
Teaching, Leadership, and Counseling Department at Columbus State University. Prior
to coming to higher education, she taught for 14 years in the public schools as a
special education teacher and a 4th grade general education teacher. Her research
interest includes preparation of teachers in the use of culturally relevant pedagogy
in inclusive settings and providing inclusive post-secondary educational opportunities
for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. In addition to
serving as co-director for The GOALS program at CSU, she also currently serves as
the faculty advisor for the Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children
(SCEC) and is the Vice-President of the Georgia Division of the Council for Exceptional