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Barbara Cooper web 1000
Chair, Special Education; Assistant Professor, School of Education

Teaching at Cairn since 2016

Barbara Cooper


  • MEd in Special Education, Arcadia University
  • BS in Elementary Education, University of Texas


Barbara Cooper teaches classes in Special Education. She began her teaching career as a missionary, training people from around the globe. From there she taught in public and private school settings teaching in elementary levels and special education. She also has been an adjunct professor at Biblical Theological Seminary for seven years, teaching international students English and American culture. She is married to Derek, and they have three children.

Additional Information

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Special Education
  • Advocacy of those with special needs
  • Teaching English Language Learners

Selected Presentations:

  • PACS: “Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder” at Cairn University, 2017
  • ACSI: “Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder” at Lancaster Bible College, 2017