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. 

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