Leronda Phillips, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Leronda Phillips is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Phillips has over 20 years experience in field of Special Education and Early Childhood Development. Her experience includes serving as an Educational Consultant, Parent Counselor, Behavior Specialist, and ABA Therapist to students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and various other developmental disabilities. Dr. Phillips taught PK-12 Special Education in the Georgia public school system for 11 years. She was an Educational Diagnostician 8 years, and Lead Teacher for Special Education with Dekalb County School District. Dr. Phillips earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Walden University, M.Ed. in Educational Assessment/Evaluation from American InterContinetal University, B.S. in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, and Educational Leadership Certification from the University of West Georgia.  

Education

  • Doctorate in Educational Psychology
    Walden University
  • Master's in Educational Assessment and Evaluation
    American InterContinental University
  • Bachelor's in Psychology
    Kennesaw State University

Research Interests

Early Childhood Development, Early Intervention, Special Education, Birth through Kindergarten Education, Autism Research, Educational Research, Educational Assessment, Diagnostic Evaluation, Instruction and Curriculum, Educational Psychology

Program Affiliations

M.Ed. in Special Education Master of Education

The M.Ed. in Special Education provides educators with the background to support students with exceptionalities in P-12 settings. The courses provide students with evidence-based methods to develop curriculum, design learning environments, and enhance instructional strategies and guidance techniques to support the diverse learning needs of students. The coursework is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of research-based methods to meet the needs of students with special needs in current educational settings. This degree is a non-licensure program but can lead to endorsements in specific states

34

Semester Credits

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Micro-Credential in Early Childhood Special Education Micro-Credential

12

Semester Credits

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Micro-Credential in Learning Behavior Specialist 1 Micro-Credential

12

Semester Credits

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