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Recruiting and preparing highly qualified special educators  

This project will prepare eight special education scholars as future leaders through its doctoral program. Further, in the first four years, four post doctoral scholars will collaborate with these students by working across disciplines in public policy areas. Eight scholars will be recruited as full time students for the program along with the four post-doctoral candidates (one a year, four out of five years) to enhance their goals in specified target areas. The full-time scholars will complete coursework, internships, and research across the project period, culminating in a Ph.D. with specialization in Exceptional Education. The post doctoral candidates will work annually with project scholars to enrich and enhance their skill base through one of three focus areas: virtual environments, autism, and policy. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $200,000.00
Current Award Period 2009-2012
Project Number H325D080055
Principal Investigator Dieker, Lisa
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 7: What Other Infrastructure and Surveillance Needs Must Be Met? (Infrastructure)
Subcategory Research Workforce Development
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 7K. Encourage programs and funding mechanisms that expand the research workforce, enhance interdisciplinary research training, and recruit early career scientists into the ASD field by 2013. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Central Florida
State/Country Florida
Web Link 1 Recruiting and preparing highly qualified special educators (External web link)
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