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Dr. Kaleena Selfridge

Dr. Kaleena Selfridge
Phone: 8148632286
Office Address:
231 CEDAR Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Associate Teaching Professor of Education (Special Education)


Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education


Special Education


Kaleena Selfridge is a former public school special education teacher with experience teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities including language impairments, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and autism primarily at the elementary level. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Her research interests include teacher preparation improvement, inclusive classroom management, special education assessment, and positive behavior supports. 

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Leadership Preparation

Teacher Prep


Classroom Management
Learning Assessment

Special Education

Mild Disabilities

Teacher Preparation

Pre-service Teachers

Courses Taught

SPLED 400 Inclusive Special Education Foundations: Legal, Characteristics, Collaboration, Assessment, and Management

SPLED 403A Evidence-Based Instruction for Elementary Students with Disabiltiies in Reading, Math, and Writing
SPLED 461: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Concerns 

Office Hours

Fall 2019
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00
By Appointment 

Education History

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania: B.Ed. in Elementary and Special Education, M.Ed. in Special Education. University of Pittsburgh: Ph.D. in Education of Students with Mental and Physical Disabilities

Representative Publications

Kostewicz, D. E., Kubina, R. M., Selfridge, K. A., & Gallagher, D. L. (2016). A review of fixed fluency criteria in repeated reading studies. Reading Improvement, 53, 23-41.

Selfridge, K., & Kostewicz, D. (2011). Reading interventions for four students with learning disabilities. Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 27, 19-24. 

Activities and Honors

College of Education Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee

Peer Supporter for Parent to Parent, PA

SafeZone Participant (101, Transgender)

CAEP Accreditation for College of Education - Standard 3 Committee