Instructor of Special Education
Office: Brookline Campus Room 111E
B.A. (Elementary Education), University of Kentucky
M.A. (Special Education), Ohio State University
M.Ed. (Science in Education), Lesley University
Elaine Kohen is an instructor in the Special Education Department. She teaches graduate courses in elementary math and science for diverse learning styles, and supervises both undergraduate and graduate students in their internships.
Prior to coming to Wheelock, Kohen served as field instructor at Brandeis University, where she mentored and supervised Master of Arts Teaching interns, and collaborated with partner schools to bridge formal leaning in university courses with experimental learning in the classroom. She was a classroom teacher for over 20 years and taught both elementary classes and students with special needs. Elaine was a Science Coordinator for grades K-6, where she mentored teachers and taught science classes.
Her research interests include incorporating teacher programs with STEM education: integrating science, technology, engineering and math, assessing the impact of teacher learning styles with student learning styles, and online licensure and educational resources.