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Autism interventions and innovative evaluation of teacher quality  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a predominantly Hispanic American serving institution, seeks to establish a research-based Master's Degree in Education Interventions for Autism with an innovative Teacher Quality evaluation model to respond to the call in the professional literature for a Teacher Quality evaluation model in special education. This project will do so by: 1) designing and implementing a research-based Master's Degree program; 2) expanding the current Autism Diagnostic Clinic to an Autism Interventions Center; and 3) developing a Teacher Quality evaluation model to use with candidates in the degree program. Unlike other Master's Degrees offered in autism studies, TAMIU will embed a Teacher Quality evaluation model into the program. Rather than only passing a prescribed number of courses, candidates will be evaluated during field and practicum experiences as part of their program. The model can then be used by other postsecondary institutions for program evaluation purposes, continuing professional development, and research on Teacher Quality. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $57,462.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number P116V090022
Principal Investigator Baker, Candace
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 5LC. Evaluate new and existing pre-service and in-service training to increase skill levels in service providers, including direct support workers, parents and legal guardians, education staff, and public service workers to benefit the spectrum of people with ASD and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Texas A & M International University
State/Country Texas
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