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Special Education

Dr. Holly Pedersen

Assistant Professor

Office: Memorial 210D
Email: holly.pedersen@minotstateu.edu
Phone: 858-3846
- Curriculum Vitae

Holly F. Pedersen, Ed. D., CED, currently serves as the Program Director for the Deaf/hard of hearing Education program in the Department of Special Education at Minot State University. Dr. Pedersen earned undergraduate degrees in elementary education and deaf education, and a masters degree in special education with emphasis in assessment of d/hh students. Dr. Pedersen holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership; her dissertation focused on collaborative service delivery models for d/hh students in rural settings.

Dr. Pedersen teaches coursework in the special education BSE program, the communication disorders BS program and the deaf/hard of hearing education minor. At the graduate level, she is responsible for core research and collaboration classes as well as d/hh education methods courses and practicum. Dr. Pedersen has 20 years of experience working with children and youth with disabilities in self-contained, residential and inclusionary public school programs. She has expertise in early intervention with d/hh children and their families as well as in collaborative models of service provision for students with disabilities in rural areas. Dr. Pedersen’s current research interests include collaborative practices, best practices in early intervention, rural education issues, and student engagement in higher education.