Karen Miscavage, Ed.D.

Karen Miscavage
Karen Miscavage

Title: Director of Master’s Education Programs, Associate Professor of Education

Department: Education

Office: Loyola Hall, 228

Phone: 484-323-3835 Ext:

Doctor of Education in Innovation and Leadership/Higher Education Leadership, Wilmington University
Master of Education, Cabrini College
Bachelor of Science; Education, Kutztown University

Member, The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE)
Member, Pennsylvania Dean's Forum
Member, Keystone State Literacy Association Conference (KSLA)
Member, Council for Exception Children (CEC)
Member/Counselor, Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society in Education

Certification: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Instructional II Elementary K-6, Instructional II Early Childhood N-3, Instruction II Mental and/ Physical Handicapped K-12, HOUSSE Designation General Science 7-12, HOUSSE Designation Chemistry 7-12, HOUSEE Designation Biology 7-12, HOUSSE Designation Social Studies 7-12, HOUSEE Designation English 7-12, Bridge I English 7-12


Dr. Karen Miscavage has been a member of the Education Division and Associate Professor at Immaculata University since January 2019 and the Program Director of Graduate Education beginning in September 2019. Prior to joining Immaculata University, Dr. Miscavage was an adjunct professor at Cabrini University and Rosemont College. Dr. Miscavage has 12 years of previous experience in PK-12 education working in a preschool, elementary school, and high school teaching both general and special education classes. While a special education teacher, she developed the full-time learning support classroom to support students with Intellectual Disabilities in returning to their home school, working for local businesses, and developing life skills in the community.

Courses Taught

Graduate and Undergraduate Level Instruction (online, hybrid, in-person):

  • EDU 310 Orientation to Teaching
  • EDU 318 Social Studies Methods
  • EDL 617 Foundations of Education and Learning
  • EDL 620 Curriculum Application
  • EDU 381 Introduction to Special Education
  • EDU 384 Adapting Instruction
  • SPED 385 Procedures and Process
  • SPED 388 Characteristics and Causes
  • EDL 629 Introduction to Special Education
  • EDL 640 Instructional Accommodations
  • EDL 651 Procedures and Process in Special Education
  • EDL 653 Low Incidence Disabilities
  • EDL 726 Political, Economic, and Social Structure of Culture
  • First Year Seminar FYS 100: Not Your Atypical Book Club

Research Interests

Dr. Miscavage’s areas of expertise and research interest are in the area of special education, including best practices, transition planning, and low incidence disabilities; teaching in the inclusive classroom using Universal Design for Learning (UDL), accommodations, and modification; fostering active engagement in the classroom; and trauma informed practices in the classroom.


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