Michelle Cepello, EdD
Dr. Michelle Cepello is the coordinator of the Intern/Education Specialist Program and is an instructor in the School of Education. She is the director of a state intern grant that supports teachers working with students with special needs and a federally funded grant for the preparation of teachers working with students with low incidence disabilities. Cepello is also the program director of a federally funded undergraduate credential program. Over the last several years, she has been selected to serve on committees formed by the California Teacher Credential Commission to review special education teacher preparation and beginning teacher program standards. She received her doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2000. Before joining CSU, Chico faculty in the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program, Cepello taught in elementary and special education classrooms settings and served as a regional Special Education Program Specialist.
Cepello's professional interests include service learning for students with disabilities, recruitment and retention of special education teachers, early childhood special education and undergraduate teacher preparation programs. Her recent publications include A Practical Guide for Special Education Professionals by Pearson, 2009.