Associate Professor of Special Education

Biography

Dr. Michelle Frazier Trotman Scott is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in special education and undergraduate courses in diversity. Her research foci are over-representation minorities in special education, under-representation of minorities in gifted education, the achievement gap, and parenting and she has published in all areas. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Trotman Scott was a middle school teacher, a middle and high school coach, a principal of a large elementary school and a superintendent of a charter school in Ohio, and then an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University.

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Developmental Handicaps, Ohio State University,
  • M.A., Technology Education, Ohio State University,
  • Ph.D., Special, Gifted and Urban Education, Ohio State University,
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • SPED-6792 (Practicum I: Special Education) Section: E01
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8783 (Readings in Research) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E17

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E06

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • EDUC-2120 (Exp Sociocult. Persp on Div Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E06

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: E02
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 01
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 02
    • SPED-6791 (Practicum: Interrelated) Section: E01
    • SPED-6792 (Practicum I: Special Education) Section: E01
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: E02
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E06

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: E01
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-8704 (Multicultural Issuses in Educ) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • EDUC-2120 (Exp Sociocult. Persp on Div Ed) Section: E01
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E01
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: E02
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E10

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: E02
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: E02
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: E03
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E26

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N01
    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N02
    • SPED-7782 (Direct Research Read Spec Ed) Section: N01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: N03
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N05
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N26

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: N02
    • SPED-7704 (Ldrshp & Adm Spec Edu Prgm) Section: N01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N02

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: 02D
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: N01
    • SPED-7785 (Special Topics in Special Educ) Section: N02
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N03

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • EDUC-2120 (Exp Sociocult. Persp on Div Ed) Section: 02D
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: N01
    • SPED-7766 (Dir Instr Method for Read/Math) Section: N01
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N04

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • SPED-3715 (The Incl Classrm: Diff Inst) Section: 04D Download Syllabus (PDF)
    • SPED-3751 (Practicum I) Section: 04 Download Syllabus (MS Word)
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ) Section: 03
    • SPED-6793 (Practicum II: Special Educ) Section: N03
    • SPED-7705 (Urban & Multicult Issues Sp Ed) Section: N01 Download Syllabus (PDF)
    • SPED-8784 (Research Seminar) Section: N03
  • Publication List

    Ford, D., & Trotman Scott, M., (2010). Under-representation of African American students in gifted education: Nine theories and frameworks for information, understanding, and change. Gifted Education Press Quarterly, Fall, 2010, 24(3), 2-6.

    Trotman Scott, M. & Ford, D.Y. (in press). Preparing teachers to work with students with disabilities and gifts and talents. In A. Ball & C. Tyson (Eds.), Studying diversity in teacher education (199-215). Washington, DC: American Educational Research

  • Other Information

    Professional Interests

    My research interests include the achievement gap, special education over-representation, gifted education under-representation, creating culturally responsive classrooms, and increasing family involvement. I also enjoy coaching and providing feedback to teachers as well as teaching test taking and learning strategies to students.

    Personal Interests

    Relaxing Reading a good book Spending time with friends, family, and good people! Music Dancing Singing