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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. She is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Special Education and a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College. Her research includes collaborating with Latinx families to enrich the educational opportunities of their children and working with teachers to enhance their literacy instruction for students with learning disabilities. 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 for teachers working in urban communities and an undergraduate course in children's literature.

Selected Publications

Hughes, M. T., Magaña, S., Gonzales, W., Núñez, & Angarita, M. M. (in press). 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. (in press). Implementing a parent education intervention in Colombia: Assessing parent outcomes and perceptions across delivery modes. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

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.

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. Wiley-Blackwell.


PhD, University of Miami, Reading and Learning Disabilities

MSEd, University of Miami, Elementary Education

BSEd, University of Miami, Early Childhood/Elementary Education