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Michele Gregoire

Michele Gregoire

Professor, Exceptional Student Education and Art Education Coordinator


Research, Professional and Creative Activity


Ph.D.University of Florida (Special Education; minor in Music Education; 1983)
Dissertation Title: ‘Music as a Prior Condition to Task Performance’
M.A. California State University, Long Beach (Music, history emphasis; 1974)
     Thesis Title: ‘The Use of Rhythm Instrument Training to Improve Arm and Hand
     Function …’
B.M. Florida State University (Music Therapy; 1971)
  • Board Certified Music Therapist since 1985
  • Member, American Music Therapy Association
  • Member, Council for Exceptional Children
  • Member, Certification Board for Music Therapists
  • Contact & Program Director, Flagler’s Democracy’s Laboratory Grant to improve the teaching of social studies to students with special needs
  • St. Johns County Teacher of the Year Selection Team, 2009-2010
  • Multiple grant recipient for work in special education
  • Widely published in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as general interest magazines, newspapers and books

Professional Profile

Professor Gregoire earned her Ph.D. from The University of Florida with a major in Special Education and a minor in Music. She earned her M.A. in Music from California State University and her B.M. in Music Therapy from Florida State University. In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Gregoire has served as a clinical music therapist and rehabilitation therapist for students with special needs.

Teaching and Related Service

Courses taught:

  • Theories of Learning Disabilities
  • Diagnosis and Instruction of Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Research Methods in Special Education
  • Senior Seminar in Learning Disabilities
  • Curriculum and Instruction of Students with Mental Retardation
  • Elementary Methods in the Arts
  • Behavior Management
  • Introduction to Exceptionality
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Music Therapy in Special Education

Previously taught at:

  • Stetson University
  • Georgia College
  • Willamette University
  • University of California

Educator of the Year, Kappa Delta Pi, 2004-2005

More Information

Office Hours: 

  • Monday: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Tuesday: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Thursday: 1:00PM - 3:00PM