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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Project Connect: Connecting school districts with highly qualified teachers in low-incidence disabilities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Higgins, Amanda

Description

Description

The project will prepare 60 highly qualified special education teachers in the area of low-incidence disabilities to address the critical teacher shortage in Southern Nevada and Northern Arizona. Graduates of Project Connect will receive a Master of Education degree in special education with an emphasis in mental retardation and autism. Training focuses on core academic instruction for children with low-incidence disabilities, ages 5 to 22, and includes field placements to provide opportunities for collaborative teaching in inclusive classrooms.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

198157

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2008-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Project Connect: Connecting school districts with highly qualified teachers in low-incidence disabilities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Nevada

State/Country

State/Country

Nevada

Project Number

Project Number

H325K080410

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Project Connect: Connecting school districts with highly qualified teachers in low-incidence disabilities | 199763 | 2011 | H325K080410
Project Connect: Connecting school districts with highly qualified teachers in low-incidence disabilities | 0 | 2012 | H325K080410
Project Connect: Connecting school districts with highly qualified teachers in low-incidence disabilities | 0 | 2013 | H325K080410

 
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