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Project Title

Project Title

Autism interventions and innovative evaluation of teacher quality

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Baker, Candace

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

0

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2009-2012

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

Texas A & M International University

State/Country

State/Country

Texas

Project Number

Project Number

P116V090022

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Autism interventions and innovative evaluation of teacher quality | 57462 | 2010 | P116V090022
Autism interventions and innovative evaluation of teacher quality | 0 | 2012 | P116V090022

 
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