Jacquelyn M Urbani

Associate Professor of Education
Education 212

Professional Interests: Asset-based education & intersections of learning and community for students with disabilities; Family and professional partnerships for early childhood; Evidence-based practices for language and literacy development, specifically dialogic reading

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At Mills Since 2019

Biography

Dr. Urbani is the director of the Early Childhood Special Education program and is the recipient of the endowed Holland Professorship in Early Childhood Education. She was the founding director of Great Expectations Inclusive Preschool, in collaboration with the Marin County Office of Education and Lifehouse Agency. She began her career as an educator at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, where she taught across grade levels for 12 years. Her recent publications, co-authored with graduate students, focus on classroom literacy practices that center multicultural education and how the pandemic exacerbated pre-existing inequities for young children with disabilities and their families. Her research examines pre- and in-service teacher development for the academic achievement of students with disabilities. She has presented internationally on topics of teacher education and special education.

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Faculty Office Hours, Spring 2022

Days Times Room
R 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Education 212
  and by appointment  

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 106: Legal Aspects and Program Design of Special Education
  • EDUC 108: Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention
  • EDUC 155: Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children
  • EDUC 206: Legal Aspects and Program Design of Special Education
  • EDUC 208: Positive Behavior Supports and Intervention
  • EDUC 231: Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs
  • EDUC 255: Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children
  • EDUC 263: Administrative Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
  • EDUC 275A: Field Experience in Early Childhood Special Ed and Infant Mental Health
  • EDUC 275B: Field Experience in Early Childhood Special Ed and Infant Mental Health
  • EDUC 277: TP: Behavior Intervention
  • EDUC 349: Perspectives on Disability, Inclusion, and Assessment