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Marie Tejero Hughes, PhD


Special Education


Building & Room:

3432 ETMSW


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

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1623


Marie Tejero Hughes is a professor of special education.

She is the director of graduate studies for the Department of Special Education and a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College. Dr. Tejero Hughes primarily teaches graduate courses in literacy designed for general and special education teachers working in urban communities. Her areas of expertise include learning disabilities, comprehension instruction for students struggling with reading, and Latino family engagement in education.

Selected Publications

McGrath, A. & Hughes, M. T. (2018). Students with learning disabilities in inquiry-based science classrooms: A cross case analysis. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 41, 131-143.

Núñez, G., & Hughes, M. T. (2018) Latina mothers’ perceptions and experiences of home-based speech and language therapy. Perspectives of the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association) Special Interest Groups SIG 14, 3(Part 2), 40-56.

Hughes, M. T. & Talbott, E. (Eds.) (2017). The Wiley handbook on diversity in special education. Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Parker-Katz, M., Hughes, M. T. & Lee, G. (2017). Preparing educators to teach literacy students: Knowledge, dilemmas, and practices. In M. T. Hughes & E. Talbott (Eds.). The Wiley handbook on diversity in special education (pp. 467-492). Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.


PhD, University of Miami, Reading and Learning Disabilities

MSEd, University of Miami, Elementary Education

BSEd, University of Miami, Early Childhood/Elementary Education