Kathleen Bautista, EdD

Assistant Professor, Division of Teacher Education

Phone: (626) 815-5344
Office Location: Building One, Room 1130
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Kathee Hennigan Bautista, Ed.D., has deep and broad expertise in the area of special education, having served in public schools for more than 30 years. She has served as a teacher of students enrolled in special education programs ranging from Pre-K through high school in a variety of settings. In addition, she has served as an elementary school principal and director of special education. Prior to joining the faculty of APU, she served as an adjunct instructor at other institutions. She advocates the implementation of evidence-based practices as instructional strategies. Her research interest is in the area of co-teaching at the university level.


  • EdD, Institutional Management, Pepperdine University
  • MA, Special Education, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BA, Multiple Subjects, University of Redlands


  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Specialist: Learning Handicapped
  • Educational Specialist: Severely Handicapped
  • Educational Specialist: Physically Handicapped
  • Multiple Subjects Credential K-12 and Adult Education
  • Professional Administrative Services Credential
  • Language Development Specialist
  • Community College Credential: Special Education

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education


  • Educational Planning and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate/Severe Disabilities
  • Evidence Based Practices for Students with Autism
  • Positive Behavior Planning
  • Response to Intervention
  • Universal Design for Learning

Courses Taught

  • TESP 501 - Art of Teaching I: Foundations of Education
  • TESP 502 - Science of Teaching: How Students Learn
  • TESP 503 - The Soul of Teaching: The Tapestry of American Education
  • TESP 511 - Art of Teaching II: Pedagogy and Educational Design
  • TESP 512 - Science of Teaching II: Effective Assessment Strategies for All Students
  • TEP 521/SPED 525 - Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing
  • SPED 526 - Specialized Academic Instruction: Reading, Writing, Math
  • SPED 528 - Assessment and IEP Development
  • SPED 551 - Clinical Practice

Office Hours

Fall 1/Spring 1 1:30-4:30 Tuesdays at Azusa; Thursdays in High Desert
Fall 2/Spring 2 1:30-4:30 Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Azusa

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