Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles

Second Reader

Karin Farrington


Trauma-informed teaching is a life changing undertaking that recognizes the important impact of trauma on students’ lives and learning experiences. This thesis provides a concise overview of the key principles and benefits of trauma-informed teaching. To understand trauma, teachers/service providers need to know that trauma can take many forms, including physical, emotional, or psychological abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence. It is very important for teachers to recognize that trauma is widespread and can significantly obstruct a student’s ability to thrive in school. This thesis has been written to define trauma and inform special education teachers on how to apply sound methods and strategies that will help their students who experience trauma in their lives.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis