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Project Title

Project Title

Personnel preparation program in low incidence severe disabilities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Spooner, Fred

Description

Description

This project will offer four teacher training options to meet personnel shortages in services of prospective teachers of students with severe disabilities. Specifically, these programs provide: (a) full credential licensure in severe disabilities with updated emphasis on academic content instruction; (b) a graduate certificate to update existing teachers in academic content and evidence/research-based instructional practices; (c) a graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders; and (d) access to English language learning and Spanish language coursework for teachers striving to meet the needs of Hispanic students with severe disabilities. The overall aim is to graduate 179 students in via two methods over the course of this project. Option A will be offered via online distance education. Option B will be delivered on campus. Activities of this project include: (a) recruiting and hiring staff; (b) selecting and enrolling 179 project students; (c) organizing the project to deliver courses (providing either distance education or on-campus training, depending on the program's track); (d) updating the curriculum to incorporate new evidence-based practice and prepare for synchronous and asynchronous delivery of licensure coursework; (e) evaluating the project to respond to required performance measures; and (f) disseminating the project.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

241543

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2016

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

Personnel preparation program in low incidence severe disabilities (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University Of North Carolina at Charlotte

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

H325K110226

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Personnel preparation program in low incidence severe disabilities | 241608 | 2011 | H325K110226
Personnel preparation program in low incidence severe disabilities | 241410 | 2014 | H325K110226
Personnel preparation program in low incidence severe disabilities | 241343 | 2015 | H325K110226
Personnel preparation program in low incidence severe disabilities | 241478 | 2013 | H325K110226

 
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