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College of Education

Faculty and Staff

Ashley K. Holt

Title: Clinical Instructor
Special Education
Department: Educational Studies
College of Education
Phone: 803-777-2387

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M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education and certification in Severe and Multiple Disabilities, University of South Carolina BA in Early Childhood Education, University of South Carolina

National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Exceptional Needs Specialist/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood (NBCT) Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA)

Mrs. Holt is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Special Education, Research and College Teaching at the University of South Carolina.


Research interests include: language and communication intervention for young children with severe disabilities and autism, positive behavior support, evidence-based practices and methodologies, and inclusion in the natural environment. She is also interested in teacher preparation and training.


Mrs. Holt teaches specialized graduate level courses in the areas of severe and multiple disabilities and early childhood special education.  She teaches the introductory special education course to both graduate and undergraduates.  She also supervises MAT practicum students and M.Ed. teacher candidates in special education. Prior to her transition to USC, she taught young children for eight years in South Carolina public school settings.