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Myung-Sook Koh

Professor

122 Porter

734.487.3300

mkoh@emich.edu

Education

  • Ed.D. - The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 2002
  • M.A.Ed. - Union University, Jackson, TN 1998
  • M.Ed. - Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea 1990
  • BA - Chong Shin University, Seoul, Korea 1988
Myung-Sook Koh

Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article Publication
  • Koh, M. & Shin, S. (2017). Education of Students with Disabilities in the USA: Is Inclusion the Answer? International Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Educational Research, 16(1), 1-17. 
  • Koh, M. & Shin, S. (2014). A Comparative Study of Elementary Teachers' Beliefs and Strategies on Classroom and Behavior Management in the USA and Korean School, International Journal of Progressive Education, 10(3), 18-33.
  • Koh, M., Shin, S., & Reeves, K. (2014). Voices of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents: The Case of Korean-American Parents. Multicultural Learning and Teaching
  • Shin, S., Koh, M., & Yeo, M. H.  (i2012) Comparative study of the preliminary effects in the levels of adaptive behaviors: Learning Program for the Development of Children with Autism (LPDCA). The Journal of International Association of Special Education
  • Koh, M., Shin, S., & Yeo, M. (2010). The Learning Program for the Development of Autistic Children (LPDAC): The parents' perspectives on the treatment outcome, Journal of International Association of Special Education
  • Robertson, J.S., Koh, M. S., & Shin, S. (2009). Arts in the basic curriculum at the Brooks Museum of Art. The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, 2(1), 19-28.
  • Koh, M., Shin, S., Chung, I. S., & Reeves, K. (2009) Voices of culturally and linguistically diverse parents: a story of Korean preschool-age parents. Michigan Academia, 34(1), 11-29.
  • Shin, S. & Koh, M. (2008). A cross-cultural study of students behaviors and classroom management strategies in the USA and Korea. Journal of International Association of Special Education, 9(1), 13-21.
  • Koh, M., Shin, S, & Lewis, E. (2008). Beyond nest: Preclinical experience abroad. MATE: Issues in Education – Preschool through Graduate, 1(1), 27-36.
  • Koh, M., Shin, S., & Reeves, K. (2008). Korean teachers: A crisis in confidence. ESL Magazine, 63
  • Koh, M. (2008). A 'map' of special education: IEP. Yukyoung Research, 5, 5-23.
  • Shin, S., & Koh, M. (2007). A cross-cultural study of teachers' beliefs and strategies on classroom behavior management in urban American and Korean school systems. Education and Urban Society, 39(2), 286-309.
  • Koh, M. (2007). Practice teaching in urban schools: The effectiveness of special education preclinical experience in urban school settings. A book chapter. Toward Transformation: EMU Faculty Journey into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Koh, M. & Shin, S. (2006). The perception and attitudes of Korean immigrant parents. International Journal of Curriculum and Leadership, 6(1), 19-39.
  • Shin, S. & Koh, M. (2005). Korean education in cultural context. Essays in Education, 14
  • Koh, M. (2005, May). Unspoken voices of Korean immigrant parents. ESL Magazine, 45.
  • Koh, M., Clark, K., & Shin, S. (2004). Preparing preservice teachers for inclusion. The Asia-Pacific Journal of Inclusive Education, 1(3), 25-42.
  • Koh, M., & Robertson, J. R., (2003). School reform models and special education. Education and Urban Society, 35(4), 421-442.

Course Handbooks

  • Koh, M. Proactive and Preventive Positive Behavior Support and Intervention
  • Koh, M. Empowering Children and Teachers. Building a Productive Learning Environment for Academic Success and Strong Social Competence
  • Koh, M. Handbook of Diagnostic Teaching and Academic Intervention for Inclusive Education
  • Koh, M. EMU-TaLK Program Handbook
  • Koh, M. Pre-Clinical Experiences: Cognitive Impairment and Emotional Impairment

Proceeding Publication

  • Koh, M. (2014). USA’s teaching preparation programs for k-12th education and the educational system. The 2nd International Workshop Global Education and Teacher, South Korea: Jeju National University.
  • Koh, M.  (2014).Living in a strange planet and teaching non-communicable children. TaLK Orientation Handbook, published by the National Institute for International Education (NIIED), the Korean Ministry of Education, Seoul, Korea.
  • Koh, M. (2014). Connecting the TaLK program to Academic Aspects. TaLK Workshop Handbook for the MOU universities. Published by the NIIED, Korean Ministry of Education, Seoul, Korea.
  • Koh, M. & Shin, S. (2007). Practice Teaching in Urban Schools: Early Field Experience in Urban Settings. Proceeding of the Conference on Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present, and Future. International Association of Special Education.
  • Koh, M. (2007). The Issues and Trends of Inclusive Education in the US. 2007 International Symposium: The Prospects and Vision of Inclusive Education
  • Shin, S. & Koh, M. (2007). A Cross-Cultural Study of Student Problem Behaviors and Classroom Management Strategies. Proceeding of the Conference on Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present, and Future. International Association of Special Education.
  • Koh, M. & Shin, S. (2006, October). The Impact of an Art Museum and Urban School District Partnership on Student Achievement and Teacher Art Infusion. Proceeding of the Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning “The P-K-20 Interface”. Michigan Association of Teacher Educators
  • Koh, M. & Shin, S. (2005). Immigrant parents’ perceptions and attitudes toward educating their children in American schools. International Association of Special Education, 9th Biennial Conference

Newspaper and Magazine Articles  

 

Selected Presentations

  • 2019 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo (2019, January 29-Feb. 2, Indianapolis, IN) 
    Title: Teacher preparation status and teacher confidence for successful inclusive education
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Annual International Conference (2018, June 25-28, St. Louis, MO). 
    Title: Which challenging behaviors really matter for successful inclusive education?
  • 51st Annual International Conference of Learning Disability Association (2014, Feb. 19-22, Anaheim, CA). 
    Title: Teaching non-readers to read, comprehend, and write
  • Learning Disability Association International Conference, San Antonio, TX (2013, Feb. 13-16)
    Title: Interventions to Remove Precursors of Math Disabilities: Visual-Spatial-Motor Perception for Math
  • Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Denver, CO (2012, April 12-14). 
    Title: Regular Education Initiative: After 25 years' Practice 
  • Council for Exceptional Children Convention, National Harbor, MD (2011, April 28)
    Title: Intervention for Medication-Free Behavior Modification
    Title: A Comprehensive Cognitive Therapy for Autism and Developmental Disabilities: The LPDAC Therapy Program,
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities New Orleans, LA (2009, June 9-12). Professional Workshops for three hours 
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities New Orleans, LA.
    Title: Precursors Difficulties in Math Learning (2009, June). 
  • Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Seattle, Washington(2009, April 104). 
    Title: Therapeutic Strategies to Increase Sustained Attention 
  • The 2nd Annual International Autism Training and Technical Assistance Program (NATTAP) Conference hosted by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) (2009, Nov. 19 – 21: Columbus, OH). 
    Title: Cognitive Therapy for Autism: The Learning Program for Development of Autistic Children
  • The 2nd Biennial World Council of Curriculum and Instruction (2008, Sept.: Antalya, Turkey). 
    TitleThe Issues Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents Face in American School Systems
  • Autism Society of America (2008, April: Orlando, FL)
    Title: A Cognitive Approach: The Learning program for the Development of Autistic Children
  • CEC Convention Expo (2008, April: Boston, MA)
    Title: The Learning Program for the Development of Autistic Children.
  • Workshop to the Special Education Faculty Members of Oakland University.
    Title: The LPDAC Program (2007, Oct. 31: Oakland University), invited presentation.
  • Michigan Associate of Teacher Educators (2007, Oc. 27: Bay City, MI)
    Title: Treatment Autism Using the Learning Program for Development of Autistic Children (LPDAC) program
  • Washtenaw Autism Parents Group (2007, Oct. 11: Washtenaw Intermediate School District, MI). Treatment for Children with Autism through Cognitive Therapy: The Learning Program for Development of Autistic Children (LPDAC)
  • EMU Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop (2007, Aug. 28: Halle Library).
  • Book Launch Speech (2007, Aug. 28: Halle Library).
  • International Association of Special Education (2007, June: Hong Kong, China)
  • 10th Biennial International Conference: Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present, and Future
    Title: A Comparative Study of Classroom Management Strategies
  • International Association of Special Education (2007, June: Hong Kong, China). 10th Biennial International Conference: Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present, and Future
    Title:Preclinical Teaching Experience Abroad
  • International Association of Special Education (2007, June: Hong Kong, China). 10th Biennial International Conference: Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present, and Future.
    Title: Practice Teaching in Urban Schools
  • International Symposium: The Prospect and Vision of Inclusive Education (2007, Sungshin University, Seoul, Korea), Invited presentation
    Title: The View of American Special Education
    Title: Inclusion in the United States
    Video Clip: http://www.mncast.com/outSearch/mncPlayer.asp?movieID= 10037915020070616162809&player=7
  • International Association of Special Education (2007, June: Hong Kong, China)
  • 10th Biennial International Conference: Global Challenges in Special Needs Education: Past, Present, and Future
  • Michigan Academy (2007, March: Big Rapid, MI)
    Title 1:Pre-service Teachers’ Perception on Reading Crisis
    Title 2: Urban and Suburban Schools: Do Special Education Prospective Teachers Have Different Experiences
  • Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (2006, Oct.: Bay City, MI)
    Title: The Impact of an Art Museum Educational Program on inner city school curriculum.
  • LDA Michigan Conference Presentation (2006, August, Lansing, MI)
    Title: Specific Methods to Teach Reading
  • World Council for Instruction and Curriculum 12th World Conference in Education: Building a Culture of Peace for a Civil Society (2006, Aug.: Manila, Phillipines)
    Title: Voices of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Parents. Proposal has been accepted, but not presented.
    Title: Academic Programs Abroad. Proposal has been accepted, but not presented
    Title: A Cross Cultural Study of Student’s Problem Behaviors and Classroom Management Strategies. Proposal has been accepted, but not presented
  • Dankook University, Department of Special Education, Special Project: BK 21
    Invited Speaker for BK 21 Seminar (2006, May: Dankook University, Seoul, Korea)
    Title: How can We Manage Students Problem Behaviors?
  • Sungshin Woman’s University: Early Childhood Education and Educational Research Center, Invited Speaker for Seminar (2006, May: Seoul, Korea)
    Title: The Effects of Early Childhood Education on School Success in the United States
  • Chungmin Special School: Teacher Workshop. Invited Speaker for Teacher Development Workshop (2006, May, Seoul, Korea)
    Title: Current Issues of Special Education in the United States
  • Association of Seoul Secondary Special Educators. Invited Workshop for Teacher Development (2006, May: Seoul, Korea).
    Title: The Role of Teachers in Classroom Management
  • Council for Exceptional Children Convention (2006, April: Salt lake City, Utah)
    Title: Direct Instruction for Children at-Risk.. Proposal accepted, but not presented because of budget problems
  • EMU Faculty Showcase: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EMU, MI)
    Title: Integrating Diversity into Teacher Preparation Program
  • Best Practices Conference 2006 (EMU, MI)
    Title; Teaching Reading: Is that Funning Thing?
  • Michigan Academy (2006, March: Oakland University, MI)
    Title:The Impact of a Collaborative Arts Program between an Art Museum and an Urban Public School District
  • Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (2005, Oct.: Bay City, MI)
    Title: Preparing Preservice Teachers for Inclusion: The Effects of Field Experience
  • WCCI North Chapter Conference (2005, Oct.: San Francisco, CA)
    Title: Overseas Teaching Practice. Proposal Accepted, but not presented because of budget problems
  • International Association of Special Education (2005, July: Nova Scotia, Canada). 9th Biennial Conference
    Title: The Perception of Immigrant Parents in American Schools
  • Michigan Academy (2005, March: Eastern Michigan University, MI)
    Title: The Perception and Attitudes of Korean Preschool Parents Regarding Educating their Children in American School System
  • 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (2005, Jan: Hawaii, USA)
    Title: Global Education and Special Education: How the Two Merge.  Proposal accepted. Co-presenter presented
  • LDA-IN Learning Disability Association-IN (2004, Dec.: Indianapolis, IN)
    Title: Direct Instruction, Forgotten Method?
  • MWERA Mid-Western Educational Research Association (2004, Oct.: Columbus, OH)
    Title: Korean Immigrant Parents and American Schools
  • WCCI: World Council of Curriculum and Instruction, 11th Triennial International Conference (2004, July 5-9: Wollongong, Australia). 
    Title: Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals: Globalizing the Curriculum and Strategies for Classroom Instruction
  • Educating Immigrant Children Conference (2004, Feb.: Indiana University South Bend

Courses

  • SPCI/SPEI 240  Pre-Clinical Experience: Cognitive Impairment
  • SPCI 429/529   Education of Students in Programs for Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • SPGN 461/561  Classroom Management and Intervention Strategies for Students with Disabilities
  • SPCI 350          Introduction to Cognitive Impairment
  • SPCI 557          Cognitive Impairment: Nature, Needs, and Issues
  • SPAI 345          Curriculum and Instructional Strategies in ASD
  • SPAI 645          Curriculum and Instructional Strategies in ASD
  • SPGN 395         Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Disabilities: School, Family and Community 
  • SPGN 251         Introduction to Inclusion and Disability Studies
  • SPGN 401/501  International Teaching I
  • SPGN 402/502  International Teaching II

IU-SB

  • EDUC K205  Introduction to Exceptional Children (U)
  • EDUC F100  Principles of Teaching and Learning
  • EDUC K505  Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (G)
  • EDUC K300  Developing Characteristics of Young Children (U)
  • EDUC K370  Introduction to Learning Disabilities (U)
  • EDUC K501  Adapting Computers for Special Education (G)
  • EDUC K535  Assessment and Remediation of Mildly Handicapped Children (G)
  • EDUC K305  Teaching Exceptional Learner in Inclusive Classroom-Elementary Schools (U)
  • EDUC K525  Survey of Mild Handicaps (G)

UM

  • SPED 2000 Issues in Human Diversity (U)
  • SPED 7050 Teaching Exceptional Learners (G)

Research

  1. Koh, M. (research, in progress). Which challenging behaviors really matter for successful inclusive education?
  2. Koh, M. (research, in progress). Qualification of general education teachers for inclusive education: Comparison between Teacher preparation status and student inclusion status 
  3. Koh, M. (book, in progress). Read to Write and Comprehend for children with Mild Disabilities and Academic Deficits
  4. Koh, M. (book, in progress). Proactive Management of Classroom and Challenging Behaviors
  5. Koh, M. (in progress) Case book for Functional Behavior Assessment and Positive Behavior Support and Intervention 
  6. Koh, M. & Yeo, M. (curriculum, in progress). Curriculum and Instructional Methods: Learning Program for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
  7. Koh, M. (curriculum, in progress). English Language Learning: Read and Spell, Comprehend and Write
  8. Koh, M. (paper. in progress). Teacher-directed Children's Group Games for Reciprocal Relationships and Social Concepts 
  9. Koh, M. Inclusive Education: Are teachers helpless or super? Stories from the inclusive general education classrooms 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Learning Disability Association
  • Council for Exceptional Children

Licensures and Certifications

• TN Certification Special Education
  • Modified K – 12 
  • Comprehensive K – 12
• English in Secondary (Korea Certification)

Additional Information

Honors, Awards, and Recognitions

  • ORD Culture of Research Excellence Awarded. Title: Teacher-Directed Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder:  Educational Learning Program for the Children with Autism and Cognitive Deficits 
  • Busan Metropolitan City Schools' Professional Development of English Elementary Teachers 2013
  • Busan Metropolitan City Schools' Professional Development of English Elementary Teachers 2013
  • Korea Ministry of Education: Secondary English Teacher professional Development 2011
  • Provost's Stimulus Grants for Internationalization 2011
  • Provost Undergraduate Research Grant Award 2010
  • Faculty Research Fellowship Grant Award 2009
  • Faculty Research Fellowship Award 2008
  • Academic Service-Learning Award 2007
  • eFellows Award 2007
  • Josephine Nevins Keal Grant Award 2007
  • Provost New Faculty Research Grant Award 2006
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award 2005
  • Spring/Summer Faculty Research Grant Award 2005
  • Faculty Travel Grant Award 2004
  • Curriculum Development Grant award 2004
  • UCET/FACET grant award