Freddie W. Litton
Freddie W. Litton
Dean and Professor of Special Education
Phone: (361) 570-4260
Ed.D. – Special Education, University of Northern Colorado, 1973
M.Ed. – Special Education, Northwestern State University, 1970
B.S. – Secondary Education, Northwestern State University, 1968
Area of Expertise
Special Education, Low Incidence Disabilities, Parents, High Incidence Disabilities, Autism,
Leadership, Transition, Teacher Training, Para-Educators, and Inclusion
8 Books, 13 Book Chapters
Litton, F.W. (2017) Introduction of special issue: contemporary trends and issues in general and special
education; nationally and internationally. American Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 5, No. 2,
Richardson, R.C., Vafa, S. & Litton, F.W. Educating children in poverty. (2017). July-Sept. Kappa Delta Pi
Record, Vol. 53, 116-119.
Litton, F. W., Rotatori, A. F., Richardson, R.C., & Martinez, R. (2017). Preparation for teachers with Autism
Spectrum Disorders: A call for quality and quantity. American Journal of Educational Research, Vol.
5, No. 2, 225-230.
Richardson, R.C. & Litton, F.W. (2017). Universal design for learning: Is it for everyone? American Journal
of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 231-233.
24 Journal Articles from 1972 – 2014 – Journals include Journal of Learning Disability, Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded, Journal of Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Literature, Journal for Special Education, Global Education Review, Teaching Exceptional Children, Academic Therapy, Journal of Vocational Special Needs Education, Journal for Special Educators of the Mentally Retarded, Special Children, and Journal of Developmental Disabilities.
53 International / National Professional Presentations – Organizations includes International Council for Exceptional Children, International Conferences in Mental Retardation / Developmental Disabilities, International Conference Learning Disabilities, International Association for the Scientific Study on Mental Deficiency, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Association of Teacher Education.
61 State / Regional Professional Presentations
Professional Affiliations , Activities, Honors, Offices Held, Etc.
E-Mentoring, New Teacher Project, (Content Specialist), University of California-Santa Cruz
Editorial Board- Editor –in-Chief- American Journal of Educational Research 2014-
Texas Education Agency Educational Advisory Committee to State Board of Educator Preparation 2014-
Educational Testing Service, Expert Reviewer, Special Education, TEA, Austin, Texas , 2013
Louisiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education 2004 -
LSUA Representation to Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce 2004 -
Rotary Club Member, 2004 -
Board of Directors, St. Tammany Parish Association of Retarded Citizens (STARC), Slidell, LA. 1985-present.
Field Reader, U.S. Office of Education, Research and Training Grants, Washington, D.C. 1983-present.
Reviewer of book manuscripts for the C. V. Mosby Company, 1977-present.
47 additional unlisted.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association on Mental Retardation
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Council for Exceptional Children
Leadership (Offices Held)
Book Reviewer, Holcomb Hathaway, Publishers, Scottsdale, AZ. 2000-01.
Review Editor, Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, a national journal published by CEC-DCDT, 1997-99.
President-elect, Division on Career Development and Transition ARCEC. 1997-98.
President, Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children, 1995-96.
President-elect, Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children, 1994-95.
Vice-President, Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children, 1993-94.
President-elect, Mississippi Council for Exceptional Children, 1990-91.
Editor, Mental Retardation News, CEC-:MR Division, 1986-87.
Past President, Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children - Mental Retardation Division, 1982-83.
State Membership Chairman, Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children, 1981-82.
President, Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children - Mental Retardation, 1981-82.
Faculty Advisor, University of New Orleans Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children,1980-81.
State Membership Chairman, Louisiana State Federation of Council for Exceptional Children,1980-81.
President, Louisiana Council for Exceptional Children - Mental Retardation Division, 1980-82. Vice-
President, Council for Exceptional Children - Mental Retardation Division, 1979-80.
State Membership Chairman, Louisiana State Federation Council for Exceptional Children, 197980.
Treasurer, Louisiana State Federation of Council of Exceptional Children, 1978-79.
Faculty Advisor and Organizer, University of New Orleans Student Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children, Fall 1976-79.
Research and Grant Support (Selected)
Preparation of Master’s Level Personnel in Autism Spectrum Disorders, US Office of Education, Washington, DC, 2015-2020, $1,200,000
AVATAR: Simulation and Training for Teachers of Special Needs Students. La. Department of Education with University of Central Florida, Baton Rouge, La. 2011, $55,000
Redesign of Teacher Preparation, LA. Board of Regents, Baton Rouge, LA. 2004, $40,000.
Alliance for Improvement of Mathematic skills, Pre-Kindergarten through College level, National Science Foundation, Washington D.C., 2002-2007, $4,000,000.
Development and Validation of a Teacher Renewal Innovative Program, Texas Education Commissioner's Research Initiative, Austin, TX., 2000-2002, $28,055.
Teacher Quality Enhancement Program. Funded by Texas A&M System through U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 2000-2001, $526,000.