Jerry Webster

Special Education Expert


M.Ed., Special Education, West Chester University

B.A., Elementary Education, University of Pittsburgh


  • An educator with 20 years of classroom setting experience
  • Focuses on special education and autistic students
  • Highly regarded as a special education expert


Jerry Webster is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles about special education for more than six years. Webster has more than 20 years of background working as a teacher with a specialization in special education. He worked with middle school and primary aged autistic students in a self-contained learning program setting. Jerry also worked with students with other learning disabilities and co-taught as part of a full-inclusion classroom setting using student push-in methodologies. 

Webster's work for ThoughtCo is highly regarded and republished or referenced on numerous educational and autism spectrum websites. His writing focuses on providing practical, research-based methodologies. Webster also contributes pieces to He has teaching credentials in five states, and additional certification designations in reading and Autism education.


Jerry Webster earned a Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education at the West Chester University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Pittsburgh and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Autism from Penn State University. 

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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