Sean O'Connell

Sean O'ConnellPart-time Lecturer

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Sean O’Connell has been teaching at the University at Albany since 1999. A graduate of the Sage Graduate School and the graduate school of The College of St. Rose, O’Connell has taught K-12 special education since 1995 at Niskayuna High School. Since the 2008 school year, he has taught tenth grade Global History and Geography (co-taught sections) and 12th grade Law and Government classes at Niskayuna. He holds New York State certifications in Special Education as well as 7-12 Social Studies. O’Connell is a Nationally Board Certified teacher (NBCT) , early Adolescent through Young Adult Exceptional Needs Specialist. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching award from the University at Albany in 2005, and is a Murray Award winner for Excellence in the Classroom from Niskayuna School District in 2013. He recently published a book on using inquiry in the secondary classroom (Teaching with Inquiry Sourcebook, Teacher’s Discovery, 2016), and is working on a Chinese edition for fall 2018 publication. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Clarkson Graduate School’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Courses Taught:

• ESPE 560 Intro to Exceptionality
• ESPE 562 Characteristics of Methods for Teaching Exceptional Students Secondary
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• ESPE 563 Essentials of Instruction for Diverse Learners