Cindy Collado


Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Eureka 322
(916) 278-4616

Office Hours

Spring 2018
Wednesday: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Joined Faculty: August 2017

Quote of Personal Interest

"It is through others we become ourselves." - Lev S. Vygotsky

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Summative and Formative Assessment
  • Functional Behavorial Assessment
  • Evidence-based Interventions
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

Research interests include formative assessment; the use of formative assessment processes toward culturally responsive teaching; teacher's assessment literacy; the involvement of families in the assessment process; and preschool teachers learning to implement Learning Stories, a socioculture narrative assessment.

Courses Taught

  • EDSP 119: Legal & Social Foundations of Special Education
  • EDSP 230: Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Behavioral Challenges

Educational Degrees

Ph.D in Special Education (2015): University of Illinois at Chicago. Dissertation title: A Case Study of Formative Assessment Processes in Preschool Special Education Settings
MEd, Special Education (2005), University of Illinois at Chicago
BA, Human Development and Psychological Services (2003), Northwestern University

Select Publications

  • Collado, C. (2018, March). Learning Stories: The challenge for preschool special educators in writing strengths-based portfolios. Cal-TASH Conference: Sacramento, CA.

  • Collado, C. (2018, February). Learn to create Learning Story Portfolios that highlight the joy of learning and the excitement of teaching. Opening Minds Early Childhood Conference: Chicago, IL.

  • Collado, C. (2017, April). Formative Assesment: A preschool case study of examining links to scaffolding, challenges, and barriers. The Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention & Expo: Boston, MA.

  • Collado, C. & Lopez-Reyna, L. (2016, October). Transforming preschool teachers’ formative assessment processes research into collaborative assessment with families. The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families: Louisville, KY.

  • Collado, C. & Lopez-Reyna, L. (2015, October). Preschool special educators’ use of formative assessment processes toward culturally responsive teaching. National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) 25th Annual International NAME Conference: New Orleans, LA.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: March 5, 2018
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