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Marie Tejero Hughes, PhD


Special Education

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

3432 ETMSW


1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1623

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Marie Tejero Hughes is a professor of special education. Her research includes working with teachers to enhance their literacy instruction for all students and collaborating with Latinx families to enrich the educational opportunities of their children. Dr. Tejero Hughes has extensive experience as a principal investigator including directing multiple US Department of Education grants focused on recruiting, preparing, and retaining special education teachers and leaders. She teaches graduate courses in literacy instruction and disabilities, as well as an undergraduate course in children's literature.

Selected Publications

Hughes, M. T., Passmore, A., Maggin, D. M., & Kumm, S. (in press). Teacher leadership: Exploring the perceptions of special educators. International Journal of Leadership in Education.

Núñez, G., & Hughes, M. T. (2023). The experiences of home-based language program with Mexican immigrant mothers. Journal of Latinos and Education, 22(3), 948-963.

Passmore1, A., Hughes, M. T., Maggin, D., & Barcus, C. (2023). Exploring the utilization of high-leverage practices by teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 131, 104201.

Zarate1, K., Hughes, M. T., & Maggin, D. (2023). Special education teacher leadership: Towards a teacher leadership framework for professional development. Exceptionality, 31(2), 14-163.

Hughes, M. T., Magaña, S., Gonzales, W., Núñez, & Angarita, M. M. (2022). Colombian parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: Perceptions, experiences, and expectations. Journal of International Special Needs Education.

Magaña, S., Hughes, M. T., Salkas, K., Gonzales, W., Núñez, G., Morales, M., Torres, M. G., & Angarita, M. M. (2021). Implementing a parent education intervention in Colombia: Assessing parent outcomes and perceptions across delivery modes. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 36, 165-175.

Maggin, D. & Hughes, M. T. (2021). Developing teacher leaders in special education: An administrator’s guide to building inclusive schools. Routledge.

Maggin, D., Hughes, M. T., Kumm, S., Passmore, A., & Scaletta, M. (2020). School administrators’ perspectives on special education teacher leadership. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 33(2), 78-89.

Tobon, G. & Hughes, M. T. (2020). Engaging Latino families as mathematicians. Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching Pre-K–12, 113(3), 201-208.

Magaña, S., Hughes, M. T., Salkas, K., & Angarita, M. M. (2019). Adapting an education program for parents of children with autism from the United States to Colombia. Disabilities and the Global South, 5(1), 1603-1621.


PhD, University of Miami, Reading and Learning Disabilities

MSEd, University of Miami, Elementary Education

BSEd, University of Miami, Early Childhood/Elementary Education