UMass Boston

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Serra Acar

Title: Assistant Professor

Phone: 617.287.3873


Department: Curriculum & Instruction

Areas of Expertise

Culturally and linguistically responsive assessment, dual language learners and executive function, international perspectives on early intervention, and preservice teacher preparation in early childhood special education programs


PhD, Early Intervention Program, Special Education Department University of Oregon
MEd, Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development
(BK: ISED), Department of Specialized Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Serra Acar is an assistant professor of early childhood education and care at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has worked in the field for more than 10 years. Her research includes culturally and linguistically responsive assessment, executive function and bilingual/dual language learners, international perspectives on early intervention, and personnel preparation in early intervention/early childhood special education.