Melanie Morales

Assistant Teaching Professor; Program leader for the BS Special Education Programs

Teaching and Learning

Office: ZEB 340B

Phone: 305-348-2390


Specialty: Special Education

Melanie Morales is an assistant teaching professor and program leader for the BS Special Education Programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Ms. Morales' work focuses on assisting undergraduate students who wish to pursue a degree in special education. As co-PI recipient of annual grants totaling approximately $10 million since 2001, her grants focus on preparing teachers to be highly effective in educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Severe and Profound, and Pre-K Disabilities.

Courses Taught

  • EDF 3251 - Classroom Management
  • EEX 3012 - Educational Needs of Students with Exceptionalities
  • EEX 4067 - Instructional Practices in Exceptional Student Education II

Research Areas

Initial teacher preparation programs, classroom management and behavior, grants and projects with the Florida Department of Education.