Jennifer Strom is an adjunct professor and a coordinator in CGU’s Department of Teacher Education. Her research and teaching interests include Special Education pedagogy, best practices for inclusion, and appropriate use and implementation of assistive technology (AT). She is passionate about supporting both general and special education candidates in recognizing the assets of all students to identify and address their individual learning needs.
As a former teacher of students with moderate/severe and physical health impairments, her expertise centers on developing models of accommodations for increased accessibility and equal participation for students in both general and special education settings. Strom is the key architect of the CGU Special Education Credential Program’s scope and sequence, which focuses on the integration of curriculum, ecology, pedagogy, and accessibility to support students with special learning needs. She is instrumental in helping the department re-align its special education programs to state accreditation standards and to prepare highly compassionate and competent education specialists who are well-equipped to meet the current demands of the special education field.
In addition to her experience as a classroom teacher, Strom has served in several leadership roles including being a teacher on special assignment charged with organizing programs for students returning to district from county schools. She has served as a program specialist and AT specialist, and helped establish a middle school program to support students with autism. She has extensive experience with district-wide AT assessments, services, and equipment provision. Strom has designed and delivered professional development on differentiation strategies and accommodation tools across multiple school districts. Additional roles she has held at CGU include mentor teacher, adjunct professor, and clinical faculty advisor.
Strom is a graduate of CGU’s Teacher Preparation Program and holds a master’s degree in education and clear credentials in moderate severe and physical health impairments. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Teaching Learning Process I
Teaching Learning Process II: Differentiating Content and Language for All Learners
Communication and Health Care Issues of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities
Innovative Technology – Education Specialist
Special Education Methods
Internship/Residency for Mild/Moderate and Moderate/Severe Classroom
Technology for the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program