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East Carolina University Pathways  

ECU Pathways responds to well-documented national and state needs by increasing the quality, quantity, diversity, and retention of licensed special educators to work with students with low-incidence disabilities. ECU Pathways participants will develop critical competencies in research-based special education knowledge and pedagogy, the general education curriculum, working with English language learners (ELL) and other students from diverse cultures, collaboration with general educators, and assistive and educational technology. The project will recruit and support 104 initial licensure students and 36 advanced licensure students through four pathways to program completion. ECU Pathways will include recruitment of paraprofessionals and others in rural communities; on-campus and distance education programs; technology and financial support; integrated coursework and practice; and an e-mentoring initiative. Initial licensure students will also complete an intensive internship and receive ongoing support and professional development during the first three years of teaching. Advanced licensure students will develop a sub-speciality by completing the certificate programs in adaptive technology, autism, or deaf-blindness. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $200,000.00
Current Award Period 2008-2012
Project Number H325K080254
Principal Investigator Zambone, Alana
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Practitioner Training
Strategic Plan Objective 5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution East Carolina University
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 East Carolina University Pathways (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects East Carolina University Pathways | $200,000.00 | 2011 | H325K080254
East Carolina University Pathways | $0.00 | 2012 | H325K080254