Teacher preparation, adolescent reading and literacy instruction, and instruction in inclusion settings

Dr. Andrusik earned her Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2011. Prior to earning her doctoral degree, Dr. Andrusik was a middle and high school educator in Baltimore City Public Schools while completing a M.S. in Education: Reading Specialist at Johns Hopkins University, from where she also received her B.A. In the years before joining the faculty in Fall 2023, she worked as the high school Instructional Coach at a Washington, D.C. charter school, and as a Director of Humanities and Special Education in a teacher preparation organization. Dr. Andrusik teaches courses in the Special Education program and Disability Studies minor in the College of Education and is a member of the following national organizations: the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the American Education Research Association. She serves on the Teacher Preparation Committee, the Disability Studies Minor Advisory Board, and the College of Education Undergraduate Education Committee as the Department Representative. Dr. Andrusik is also on the Board of Directors of the Wilderness, Leadership and Learning (WILL) program for D.C. youth, and is active as a volunteer, dog foster and head of an events committee for Baltimore area rescue organizations. Her research interests include teacher preparation, adolescent reading and literacy instruction, and instruction in inclusion settings.

CHSE 205 Disability: From Stigma and Sideshow to Mainstream and Main Street  

EDSP 210 Introduction to Special Education 

EDSP 211 Introduction to Special Education 

EDSP 220 Disability in Community

EDSP 401 Introduction to Special Education (for Elementary General Educators) 

EDSP 415/615 Assessment for Special Education 

EDSP 470 Introduction to Special Education (General Education credit) 

EDSP 484/684 Reading and Writing Instruction in Special Education II