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Golnar Abedin Senior Professorial Lecturer City Teaching Alliance Program

Ph.D., Education Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Maryland
M.A., Special Education,
Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A., Psychology
Rutgers University

Golnar Abedin, Ph.D. completed her doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership and Education Policy at the University of Maryland, her master’s degree in Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rutgers University.

Dr. Abedin is an expert in inclusive education who founded Creative Minds International PCS, a public school in Washington, D.C. in 2011, serving students from early childhood through middle school. The project was fueled by her passion for creating and implementing high quality public educational opportunities, especially for underserved students, such as those receiving special education services and students of color, attending urban schools in the American public education system.

Dr. Abedin is the Lead Clinical Faculty in Special Education in the Urban Teachers program at American University, School of Education, as well as an education expert in inclusive leadership.
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Spring 2024

  • EDU-751 Trauma Informed Teaching Pract

  • EDU-751 Trauma Informed Teaching Pract

  • EDU-786 Adolescent Devel & Urban Youth

Summer 2024

  • EDU-740 Special Education I

  • EDU-740 Special Education I

  • EDU-740 Special Education I

Fall 2024

  • EDU-741 Special Education II

  • EDU-747 Understand/Managing Behavior

  • EDU-751 Trauma Informed Teaching Pract