Stacey Skoning, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair
Special & Early Childhood Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction | University of Wisconsin Madison (1999)

Master of Science in Education in Special Education | Northern Illinois University (1992)

Bachelor of Science in Education in Special Education | Northern Illinois University (1991)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cross-categorical support and Inclusive Education
  • Use of dance and creative movement as instructional strategies
  • Universal Design of Curriculum and Instruction to meet the needs of all learners


Dr. Stacey Skoning is a professor of special education at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Her BSEd and MSED were both in special education while her PhD was in Curriculum and Instruction.

As a K-12 teacher, she taught in many environments including elementary, middle, and high schools. Dr. Skoning’s teaching experience began in segregated special educational settings before moving to a resource model and eventually an inclusive teaching model. In these settings, she taught students with Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disorders, Cognitive Disabilities, and Autism.

Dr. Skoning’s current research focuses on developing new teaching methods and strategies that better support all students within the general education setting, whether they have disabilities or gifts and talents.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 2007
Years of PK-12 Experience: 7 years

Classes Typically Taught:

  • Research-based Instructional Strategies
  • Assessment for Instructional Planning
  • Children and Youth with Disabilities in General Education
  • Elementary Math Methods
  • Critical Analysis of Special Education Research and Literature
  • Field Report & Thesis in Special Education
  • Supervision of students in Initial Practicum, Advanced Practicum, & Student Teaching Placements