Scott Tyner

Education School of Education
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978.665.3771 Office: McKay C118
Office Hours
Spring 2023

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:45-11:00am and 3:15-4:00pm.


Dr. Scott M. Tyner is an Assistant Professor of Education at Fitchburg State University with over 25 years of experience in higher, public, private, and early childhood special education. Dr. Tyner earned his Doctorate in Education in Child and Family Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He held previous positions as Visiting Assistant Professor of Education at Worcester State University; Assistant Professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies at Assumption University; Early Childhood Special Education Consultant in private practice following a long career of direct services to infants, toddlers, young children and their families.

Courses Taught

Foundations of Inclusive Education (EDUC 1006)
Speech & Language Development for Diverse Learning (SPED 2002)
The Art & Science of Educations (EDUC 2009)
Emergent Literacy and the Developing Child (EDUC 3080)
Designing Environments for Young Children (EDUC 3097)
IDIS Capstone Seminar (IDIS 4000)
Advanced Child Development/Educational Issues in Child Development (EDUC 7300/EDUC 7003)
Practicum in Moderate Disabilities (SPED 8963/SPED 8863))
Emotional, Behavioral and Autism Spectrum Disorders (SPED 8008)


B.A., SUNY Geneseo
MS.Ed., The College of Saint Rose
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

family-centered behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder; cultural-proficiency among early career teacher-candidates; recruitment and retention of teacher candidates from underrepresented groups.

Tyner, S.M., Robbins, J., & Gall, S.M. (2014) “Men Belong: What early childhood education programs are doing today to address the challenges of recruiting and retaining male early childhood educators for tomorrow,”             2014 National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Annual Conference and Expo, Dallas, TX

Robbins, J., King, J., Gall, S.M., & Tyner, S.M. (2013) “Men Belong: Developing networking opportunities for male teachers to promote recruitment and retention,” 2013 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo, Washington, D.C.

Tyner, S.M. (2013) “From diagnosis to intervention: Charting the path with families of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”, Poster presented at 45th Annual Meeting of the New England Education Research Organization (NEERO), Portsmouth, NH

Tyner, S.M. (2012) “Unexpected Males: Parents interpret male participation in communities of feminized practice in early education and care contexts,” Paper presented at 2012 NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo, Atlanta, GA

Tyner, S.M. (2010) “Beyond a biomedical perspective: Parents add to the discourse on Autism Spectrum Disorder following a child’s diagnosis” Poster presented at 109th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. New Orleans, LA

Tyner, S.M. & Galman, S.G. (2009) “’I wasn’t expecting to see a man’: Male involvement in early education settings” 108th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Philadelphia, PA

Galman, S.G., Nappi, T., & Tyner, S.M. (2007). “’And then we threw out the Barbies’:  Critical masculinities, identities and equity in primary level and early childhood settings” 106th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, D.C.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)