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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Early Childhood Special Education Studies: M.S.


Child and Family Studies


School of Education

First Advisor

JoAnn Johnson

Second Advisor

Jane Minnema

Third Advisor

Marc Markell

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Keywords and Subject Headings

Angelman Syndrome Early Childhood ECSE Kindergarten


Working with a Child who has Angelman Syndrome addresses the etiology and symptomology of Angelman Syndrome. It explores how Angelman Syndrome impacts a young child's development and how professionals can support this child.

The Role of an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Teacher in Kindergarten covers three topics: the transition from preschool to kindergarten from the kindergarten perspective; special education during kindergarten; and the transition from the special education category Developmental Delay to another special education category prior to a child's seventh birthday.


I would like to acknowledge the thoughtful contributions of my committee members, JoAnn Johnson, Jane Minnema, and Marc Markell. Special thanks to Kathryn Sauer for her knowledge of APA style. I extend my gratitude to Benton Stearns Education District, Sartell, MN and STRIDE Academy, St. Cloud, MN for the professional experiences that led me to these two topics.