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Nomsa Gwalla-Ogisi

  • Office Location: Winther Hall 5033
  • Phone: (262) 472-5807
  • Email:
  • Department(s): Special Education
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General Education:

  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Biology

Special Education:

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Cognitive Disabilities: Mild/Mod/Severe/Profound
  • Early Childhood Special Education


  • Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
  • Education of Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders
  • Introduction to Diagnostic  Assessment
  • Educational Diagnosis and assessment in EBD, LD & CD
  • Managing the Classroom Behavioral Problems of exceptional Children
  • Working with Families of Exceptional Children & Community Agencies
  • Curriculum and Methods in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: Elementary & Secondary
  • Fieldwork in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders: Elementary & Secondary
  • Individual Study/ Independent Study
  • Graduate Seminar/Inservice Seminar
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Behavioral Management for the Inclusive Classroom
  • Advanced Methods in Special Education
  • Career Vocational Programming for Exceptional Educational Needs
  • Advanced Behavior Intervention Strategies
  • Phase 4 Portfolio
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Characteristics of CD/ EBD/ LD
  • Travel Study to South Africa
  • Specialized Fieldwork Seminar
  • Directed Teaching/Graduate Practicum in Special Education


  • Life Space Crisis Intervention
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Crisis Prevention Institute: Trainer
  • Discipline with Love & Logic
  • Cognitive Interventions: Corrective Thinking Strategies; Errors in Thinking
  • Site Based Management
  • Integrated Curriculum: Trainer
  • University of Kansas: Pedagogies for Diversity/Learning Strategies
  • Brain Based Learning: Eric Jensen Brain Based Learning Institute
  • Social Justice & Conflict Resolution Training , University of Wisconsin, Madison.


  • International Special Education & Comparative Education
  • Behavioral Instruction from Multiple Perspectives
  • Culturally Responsive Instructional & Classroom management
  • Preparation of Educators for Inclusive Schooling
  • Working with Learners from Challenging Family Systems in Social Emotional Skills for Life & Success
  • Family Support/Empowerment/Engagement


  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
  • Wisconsin Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
  • International Special Education Association
  • Wisconsin Association for Children with Behavior Disorders Advisory Board Member: 1998-2002
  • Conference Committee Chair: International Association of Special Education:1991: Milwaukee Conference; 1993: Brighton England Conference; & 1997: Vienna Austria Conference.