Michelle Cepello, EdD
BA in Child Development/Native American Studies, UC Davis
MA in Education, CSU, Chico
Ed.D., University of Southern California
Multiple Subject Credential, UC Santa Barbara
Education Specialist Credential, M/M, CSU, Sacramento
Education Specialist Credential, M/S, CSU, Chico
Early Childhood Special Education Certificate, CSU, Chico
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Michelle Cepello is the coordinator of the Education Specialist Credential Program and is an instructor in the School of Education. She is the director of a federal grant that supports American Indian and Alaskan Native individuals who are seeking preparation as general or special education teacher. Dr. Cepello is also the Coordinator of a federally funded undergraduate credential program for the preparation of candidates entering into multiple subject, education specialist, or bilingual classrooms. 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. Before joining CSU, Chico faculty in the Special Education Teacher Preparation Program, Dr. Cepello taught in elementary and special education classrooms settings and served as a regional Special Education Program Specialist.
Dr. Cepello's professional interests include service learning for students with disabilities, recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations, early childhood special education and undergraduate teacher preparation programs. Her publications include A Practical Guide for Special Education Professionals by Pearson, 2009.