Jerry Webster is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles about special education for over six years. For over 20 years he has worked as a teacher, with a focus on special education. Webster has taught in middle school and primary autism self-contained programs, worked with children with specific learning disabilities in a resource room, co-taught in a full inclusion room, and taught as a "push-in" learning support teacher. Webster has also worked as an ordained Lutheran pastor.
Webster earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education at the University of Pittsburgh. He did graduate work at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he was certified as a reading specialist. Later, Webster earned a Master's of Education in Special Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. At Penn State University, he received a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Autism. He is certified in Elementary Education, Secondary Social Studies, and Special Education, and has held teaching credentials in five states.
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