Special Education M.A.

Number of Pages


Year Approved


First Advisor

Mrozinski, Jan

Second Reader

Charles Strand;


Social and emotional learning is educational programming that can help the student learn to recognize emotions, set goals, perspectively think, maintain positive relationships, make decisions and learn conflict resolution (McCormick, 2019). Research has shown that social and emotional learning is beneficial to not only the general education population but also special education students. The author of this thesis researched the impact of social and emotional learning on students with disabilities in the five disability categories; emotional behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental cognitive disorders, specific learning disability, and other health disabilities. A literature review was conducted to determine the impacts and patterns of social-emotional learning interventions on the specific disability as well as the impact this learning has on special education enrollment.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis