Sarah Johnson wins Thurman Award for her dissertation

Sarah Johnson, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the moderate/severe and early childhood special education credential programs and director of adapted physical education added authorization programs (APEAA), received the Richard Thurman Award October 17, 2019. The award recognizes outstanding doctoral research and contributions to the field of education. She received the award in front of an audience of educators, school administrators and policy makers during The California Association of Professors of Special Education and Teacher Education, California Council on Teacher Education conference in San Diego. The title of the doctoral dissertation for which she was honored is: An Examination of Special Education Teachers’ Self-Efficacy by Certification Status, Credential Type, Age, Gender, Previous Experience in Special Education, and Years Taught.


Wayne Steffen
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