Category Archives: education

Adult Evening Option

B.A. with PreK-4 certification Complete your journey at La Salle University by earning your B.A. with PreK-4 certification! If you have an A.A. in Early Childhood/PreK-4, our program allows you to complete your B.A. degree with certification (PreK-4) in as little as 10 semesters (year-round). In partnership with the Public Health Management Corporation Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organization, La Salle has designed the part-time, evening program with the early childhood […]

Undergraduate Day Options

Elementary and Special Education/American Studies Double Major We offer an award-winning, innovative, and combined program in early elementary and special education that is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This major will prepare you for an Instructional I certification in early elementary education (PreK-4) and special education (PreK-8). Students enrolled in the ESEC program […]

Robert Vogel, Ed.D.

I have recently retired from full-time teaching after 43 years at the university and currently serve as Professor Emeritus of Education. I am the Founding Director of Writers Matter: Voices of Teens at La Salle University in Philadelphia and Israel and founding co-Director of Leadership and Global Understanding at the University. I received my doctorate […]

Trent McLaurin, Ph.D.

Before joining La Salle, Dr. McLaurin was a special education practitioner in a variety of K-12 school settings. He has experience as an ABA therapist at a private school, special education teacher and behavioral specialist in a public-school district, and as a special education administrator for a k-12 charter school network. These experiences have shaped […]

Laurel Byrne, Ed.D.

Before coming to La Salle, Laurel Byrne served as an instructor of early childhood foundations and early childhood teaching methods courses as a member of the Early Childhood Program Team at Rowan University. During her time of service at Rowan University, she was actively pursuing her doctoral studies at Widener University, which she completed in […]

Deborah Yost, Ph.D.

I am currently serving as a professor in the education department at La Salle University. My area of expertise is special education. I hold dual certification in elementary (K-8) and special education (K-12) in Connecticut and New York. I have worked primarily as a special education teacher for students with various disabilities for several years […]

Mary Williams, Ed.D.

My areas of expertise are character education, ethical leadership, and social justice. I hold certifications in elementary (N-6), middle level social studies (5-9), and Reading Specialist (K-12) in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. I have worked primarily as a middle and secondary teacher for students in the following subject areas: math, reading, social studies, […]

Frank Mosca, Ph.D.

I’ve been a faculty member at La Salle University since 1999.  I previously held positions as a member of the faculty at The George Washington University, and a teacher of children with emotional and behavioral disabilities in Madison, Wisconsin and Gloversville, NY. While I have expertise in working with children who have emotional and behavioral […]

Ling Liang, Ph.D.

I joined La Salle in 2001 and have been teaching courses related to cognitive development and science and mathematics education at undergraduate/graduate levels. Prior to this, I served as a visiting assistant professor and the director of the Science Teaching Center at Widener University in Pennsylvania. I also taught physics in a high school for […]