Morghan Bosch, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., James Madison University
M.S., Old Dominion University
Ed.D., Regent University
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Morghan E. Bosch teaches courses in the general and special education programs within the School of Education. Her teaching experience includes nine years of teaching special education in two Virginia public schools. Dr. Bosch initiated several work experience programs for special education students such as, the Granby Grind Coffee Shop for special education students to learn job skills to manage, operate, and work in retail operations; the Granby Clothes Closet for special education students to learn job skills relating to retail sales; and the Greenhouse, for special education students to learn organic gardening and entrepreneurial skills for starting small businesses. Most recently, she created and sponsored an extracurricular program called Beach Buddies that partners special education students with general education peers to create mutual friendships and encourage positive interactions.
She has received the School Bell Award and Community Service Inspiration Award for building connections between the community, school, and the special education populations. Dr. Bosch has recently co-authored the book The First-Year Teacher (2015); written a chapter titled “Literacy in K-12 Content Courses” in the book Beach Ball Banter (2012), and coauthored The Autism Guide for Norfolk Public Schools (2009). She has published her dissertation titled “Examining General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers’ Attitudes toward Teaching Students with Autism,” July 2015, and most recently an article, “Autism and Employment,” in the Commonwealth Review of Education, 2015. She has provided numerous presentations such as “Social Skills and Children with Learning Disabilities” (2012), “Vocational Preparation for Students with Autism” (2013), and “Autism and Employment” (2013).
Dr. Bosch’s areas of interest include preparing students to become effective and confident first-year teachers, strengthening teachers’ professional skills in working with children with autism, creating an electronic lesson-plan template that includes assessment and classroom management as components, and establishing classroom management as a process that all teachers can learn.