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Project Title

Project Title

Project Mosaic: Preparing highly qualified educators to meet the unique needs of students with autism in diverse settings

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Wolfberg, Pamela

Description

Description

Throughout the nation, and most notably in Northern California, the incidence of children identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has been on the rapid rise and is reaching epidemic proportions. There is a pressing need to increase the number, quality, and diversity of educators who are fully credentialed and competent to serve students with ASD from diverse ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds in diverse settings. This 4-year project responds to that need by adding a new program emphasis in ASD to an established Master of Arts and Credential special education programs (K-12/transition) at San Francisco State University. Project Mosaic will be carried out in partnership with local schools, university/medical centers, and community-based programs serving children, families, and adults with ASD. Specialized coursework (4 core methods) and supervised field experiences in diverse, urban settings will be provided over 3 semesters to 80 full-time students, with an emphasis upon recruiting those who have disabilities or who are from underrepresented ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups. The project will develop specialized research-based curricula and pedagogy that allows 20 candidates each project year to provide services and instruction to students with autism (including core academic areas and English language learning). The project will also evaluate its activities, candidate knowledge and skill, and associated outcomes for students with autism, and will disseminate the program model at the local, state, and national levels.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2006-2011

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

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 to and promote interdisciplinary practice by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

San Francisco State University 

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

H325K060211

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Project Mosaic: Preparing highly qualified educators to meet the unique needs of students with autism in diverse settings | 55696 | 2010 | H325K060211

 
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