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Michael Rettig

College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
The University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts
Wichita State University, Master of Education
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Fort Hays State University, 1988-1994

Associate Professor of Special Education, Washburn University, 1995-2003

Professor of Special Education, Washburn University, 2003-2012.

Courses currently teaching:  

  • SE 510 Problems of Youth with Disabilities
  • SE 440/540 Individual and Group Management
  • SE 460 Exceptional Young Child
  • ED 353 Early Childhood Assessment and Evaluation
  • ED 302 Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • SE 420/520/522 Educational Planning for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • ED 405 Classroom Management.
Scholarly Interests/Activities
The impact of disabilities on the play of young children with disabilities, the impact of various toys and playthings on the behavior of children.
Service Interests/Activities
Currently serving as the Director of Assessment and Accreditation Chair for the Department of Education.
Career Accomplishments

Promoted to Professor, Washburn University, March 12, 2003,

Promoted to Associate Professor, Fort Hays State University April 15, 1993.