Teaching Profession

Grants to Train “Highly Qualified” Special Education Teachers

By Christina A. Samuels — July 08, 2008 1 min read
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The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded $4.37 million to 14 universities to train doctoral and post-doctoral students in early intervention, special education, or related services. Said Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings in a press release:

We hope to build a corps of highly qualified personnel to help children with disabilities reach their academic potential. Research has consistently suggested that there is a persistent need for additional special education and related services personnel who have been trained at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels. These experts can play a critical role in improving the quality of services for children with disabilities and their families."

You can see a list of the lucky universities and the amount of money each has been granted here. A full description of the grant program is here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the On Special Education blog.