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IMAGINE participating in innovative research and teacher education programs. That's what you'll find in the Department of Special Education at Illinois... opportunities to impact society.
Experts offer ways to head off challenging behaviors in young children
A new monograph, co-edited by Michaelene Ostrosky, an expert in early childhood special education at Illinois, presents research-based practices that families, teachers and practitioners can use to address and prevent problem behaviors. To read more click here.
NEW STUDENT FUNDING AVAILABLE!
The Department of Special Education recently received two new fundings through the Office of Special Education Programs of the US Department of Education to support future teachers and leaders with interests in severe disabilities and secondary curriculum. These federal grants offer opportunities for interested individuals to pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at Illinois.
ACCESS (Innovative ACCESS to Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities) is focused on developing expertise in severe disabilities among preservice teachers who are pursuing initial teaching certification at the undergraduate level (http://education.illinois.edu/sped/projectaccess) or at the masters level (http://education.illinois.edu/sped/impact/accesson-campuslbsinew). In addition, the project offers a part-time masters degree program with advanced certification in severe disabilities for practicing teachers in the Champaign and Chicago areas (http://education.illinois.edu/online-offcampus/sped/m).
SCORE (Leadership in Secondary Curriculum and Research for Youth with Severe Disabilities) seeks individuals who wish to pursue a doctorate with emphasis on severe disabilities and secondary education curriculum (http://education.illinois.edu/sped/impact/SCORE1). This grant also offers 1-2 year postdoctoral fellowships (http://education.illinois.edu/Post-doctoral).
Please contact Stacy Dymond, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Special Education professor offers ways to head off challenging behaviors in young children(Jan. 16, 2014)
College of Education student receives prestigious Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Award(Dec. 2, 2013)
America's Best Colleges
In 2012, the US News and World Report ranked the Department of Special Education at Illinois among the top 10 best graduate programs in the nation.
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