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Jane Hardin

Jane Hardin
Associate Professor of Practice and Practicum Coordinator of Special Education


University of Massachusetts

Framingham State College


SPND 446 — Learners with Special Needs

SPND 441 — Classroom Management

SPND 488 — Seminar for Moderate Disabilities

SPND 435 — Practicum for Moderate Disabilities prek-8

SPND 440 — Practicum for Moderate Disabilities 5-12

SPND 449 — Directed Study

SPND 450 — Independent Study

Research Interests

Jane began her teaching career in Natick, MA where she was a resource room teacher working with junior high school students with special needs. Her resource room was chosen as exemplary model by the Council for Exceptional Children and as a result, she was asked to present at the 1979 National Convention in Dallas, Texas. She enjoyed her time in Natick and after a time away from education she returned to work as a supervisor for Simmons College in 1993. She has been teaching full time at Simmons since 1995. Her area of highest interest is in the area of working with children with emotional and behavioral disorders.


Let Me Stress the Facts- article for CEC Today, online journal November 2008 co authored with Christine Evans

Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Text: Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings-4th Edition c. 2004 5th Edition c. 2008 Allyn and Bacon Publishers

Art Not Guns Journal - Volume 1 " Getting in Touch with Your Inner Activist" pp. 44-45, c. 2001

Selected Presentations

CEC Pre Conference Invited Speaker: Stress in the Classroom- Yours and Theirs April 2008

NEDDS (Network of Extended Day Directors Conference) Keynote Speaker: Stress, Yours and Theirs October 2008

Avon Public Schools Professional Development: Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, April 2009

MAAPS Conference: Workshop Presenter: Critical Conversations: Handling Sensitive Conversations between Parents and Other Professionals May 2009

Boston Leadership Academy Professional Development: Cooperative/Collaborative Teaching, June 2009

Professional Associations

  • CEC
  • MA CEC Board of Directors
  • ASCD
  • Dubarry Foundation
  • Unicollaborative Partners