Martha Mock

Martha Mock

Professor (Clinical) and Director of the Center for Disability and Education
Teaching & Curriculum
LeChase Hall 476
(585) 276-3363

Website: Center for Disability and Education
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (special education)
MEd, Virginia Commonwealth University (early childhood special education)
BS, University of Richmond (psychology)

Martha Mock joined the Warner School in 2005 to coordinate and teach in the teacher preparation program. She teaches courses in the areas of early childhood, young children with disabilities, adolescent transition, and inclusion. Mock also serves as director of the Center for Disability and Education, which conducts work in the area of adolescents with disabilities and transition. Under her leadership the Center has secured grants and gifts totaling over $11 million dollars, focusing on teen and adult age individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from federal, state, and private foundation funders. Some funders include the U.S. Department of Education, NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and the Golisano Foundation.

Mock has worked with and been an advocate for people with disabilities and their families for over 25 years in educational and community-based settings. She taught in the Virginia Public Schools in a variety of special education classrooms and home-based settings, and worked in the area of teacher preparation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While completing her PhD at the UW-Madison, she was a program evaluator at the Waisman Center, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She conducted evaluation and community-based activities for two projects: the federally-funded project Wisconsin Healthy and Ready to Work (, focusing on youth with disabilities in transition, and a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction grant, focusing on parent education and training for parents of children and youth with disabilities.

While at Warner, Mock was also the director of professional development for the federally-funded Early Reading First Project (along with principal investigator Lucia French), using the ScienceStart! Curriculum ( ScienceStart! is a science-based preschool curriculum designed to foster language development, literacy, learning, and cognition.

Mock’s areas of expertise include the following: early intervention, parent-professional relationships, systems of service delivery, systems change, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, transition, employment, inclusive higher education, person-centered planning, and systems change. She currently serves as a leader of the New York State Inclusive Higher Education Coalition. 

In the News

ED408 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages Birth to 3
EDU476 Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities (ages birth to 3)
EDU475 Early Interventions for Children with Disabilities (ages 3 to 5)
ED403 Disability and Early Childhood
ED551A Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1A
ED551B Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1B
ED551C Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1C
ED552A Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2A
ED552B Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2B
ED552C Teaching & Curriculum Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2C
ED554 Action Research Dissertation Seminar I
ED555 Action Research Dissertation Seminar II
ED532 Action Research Methods (1 credit)
ED553 Teaching & Curriculum Dissertation Proposal Seminar
EDE453 Post-Secondary Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities
EDF417D Field Experiences in Inclusive Secondary School Settings (generalist)
EDF419D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings A (generalist)
EDE445 Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities
EDF446 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar A
EDF447 Inclusion Adolescence Student Teaching Seminar B
ED451 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms
ED452A Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms A
ED452B Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms B
ED452C Instructional Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms C
ED407 Development, Learning, and Teaching for Children Ages 3 to 5
EDF421D Student Teaching in Inclusive Secondary School Settings B (generalist)
EDF445 Field Experiences with Students with Significant Disabilities
EDE448 Behavior and Communication Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities