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Kathleen Kyzar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Teacher Education

Program Area: Special Education


Professional Preparation:

Ph.D., University of Kansas; Special Education

M.A., Gallaudet University; Deaf Education: Family-Centered Early Education

B.S., Texas Christian University; Habilitation of the Deaf



 Texas Teacher Lifetime Provisional Certification—Hearing Impaired Pre-K to 12



Dr. Kathleen Kyzar started at Texas Woman’s University as an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teacher Education in the fall of 2013. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on inclusion of students with disabilities in general education, collaboration between general and special education teachers and families, and critical issues in special education. Her teaching experience includes work as an early intervention practitioner, in which she partnered with families of young children with hearing loss and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to reach language and communication outcomes. Additionally, she worked as an itinerant deaf education teacher in K-12. Prior to TWU, she worked at the Beach Center on Disability as a Research Associate on projects focused on professional development for early intervention practitioners and technical assistance supports for districts regarding how to improve reading and math programs for students with disabilities, and ensure least restrictive environment placement. Her research interests include family-professional partnerships and family support, family quality of life for families of children with disabilities, and inclusion of students with low incidence disabilities in general education. Honors include the Judy Tate Outstanding Doctoral Student Medallion Award and the Outstanding Student Kansas Division of Early Childhood Award.

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