Tonya Moore-Huss Lecturer in Education, Academic Support Specialist
M.A., Graceland University
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
VPH 200 C
Tonya Moore-Huss has more than 20 years of experience teaching elementary and middle school students, mainly in special education. She teaches courses for Northwestern's special education endorsement, as well as other education classes. In addition to teaching half time in the education department, she also works with students who need academic support. Moore-Huss earned a master's degree in collaborative learning and teaching from Graceland University and a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education from the University of Northern Iowa.
- Foundations of Education
(2 credits) This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession. Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- or better in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.
- Survey of Exceptional Individuals
(3 credits) This course provides an overview of the history of special education up to and including present day trends and practices in education students with exceptionalities. Various areas of exceptionality are explored, including ways to support students with di verse learning and behavioral needs in inclusionary environments. Note: This course includes a field experience. Students must earn a C- or better in order to fulfill program requirements for elementary licensure.
7th-grade, 6th-grade, and 3-5 special education teacher; 6th-grade language arts teacher, Indianola Community School District, Indianola, IA, 1997-2015
Special education teacher, Chariton School District, Chariton, IA, 1992-97