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Christine J. Evans

Christine J. Evans

Christine J. Evans

Christine J. Evans
Associate Professor of Practice and Practicum Coordinator of Special Education
508-481-1015 ext. 3033


Hartwick College

Lesley College


Massachusetts Standard Certification in Moderate Special Needs N-9

Massachusetts Standard Certification in Elementary Education 1-6

Office for Children Lead Teacher Pre-K/Infant/Toddler


SPND 446 — Learners with Special Needs (Blended)

SPND 468 — Practicum Experience Severe Disabilities

SPND 488 — Seminar and Fieldwork in Education

SPND 450 — Independent Study

Supervision for Practicum Students

Research Interests

Teaching Social Skills/Pragmatics to Children with Autism

Stress Reduction in Teachers/Students


Evans and Hardin Stress in the Classroom CEC Today Council for Exceptional Children, 2009 - article

Evans Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Special Education 4th Edition McGraw Hill - Book reviewer/rated articles, 2009

Evans Exceptional Students - Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century McGraw Hill, 2009 - Book reviewer

Hardin and Evans Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings 4th and5th Edition - Instructors Manual Allyn and Bacon Publishing, 2008

Evans and Hardin Practical Cases in Special Education for All Educators - Houghton Mifflin - Book reviewer, 2008

Selected Presentations

Network of Extended Day Directors- Wayland. MA. Keynote Speaker Stress in the Classroom

Council For Exceptional Children, Boston Pre-Convention Workshop - Stress in the Classroom - Theirs and Yours

Council For Exceptional Children, Boston - Close Talkers, Awkward Walkers and Everyone's Favorite Dodge Ball Target


Network of Extended Day Directors-Wayland, MA. Integrating Special Needs Learners Into the Classroom, Effective Strategies for Working with Children with Social and Emotional Disorders, ADHD and Your Classroom, Teaching Pro-Social Behaviors to Children in After School Programs

Smith Leadership Academy - Boston Co-teaching and Collaboration


Charles River Community Partners - Millis Teaching Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

The Association for Severely Handicapped - Curriculum Adaptations in the Classroom for Learners with Severe Special Needs


Simmons College - The Challenging Child and You

MAAPS - You Don't Say! Strategies to Facilitate Sensitive Conversations with Parents and Others


Maynard Public Schools - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Skills

Professional Associations

  • Vice President and Executive Board member of the Massachusetts Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) 2009-2010
  • Member of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Member of Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Member of the University Collaborative Supervisors
  • Member of the Higher Educator Special Education Council
  • Member of the Simmons College Education Council 
  • Board of Higher Education Task Force for MTEL math subtest
  • Member of Brainstormers
  • Educational consultant for families local and abroad as well as school systems

Grants and Awards

  • Simmons College Education Department Grant for Blended Learning 2008-2009
  • Simmons College President's Grant for Faculty Excellence 2008-2009
  • Bravo Award 2008-2009