Students engaged in graduate study and research in the Department of Special Education find an environment where collaboration among faculty members and students is nurtured and rewarded. The students’ contributions are recognized and valued. In many cases, this recognition comes in the form of financial awards that enable students to devote concentrated attention to their studies.
Virtually all doctoral candidates receive assistantships which are exempt from payment of tuition and some fees.
Available for full-time students pursuing teacher certification and provide exemption from payment of tuition and some fees.
Grant Funding Options
Faculty write many grants that fund students. The funding may include a stipend, tuition, travel, or any number of expenses. Following are some of the current options:
- Project ACCESS (LBS I - Bachelor's)
- Project ACCESS (LBS I - Master's)
- Project ACCESS (LBS II - Master's)
- Project PCRP (Master's)
- Project SCORE (Doctoral)
- Project SCORE (Post-Doctoral)
- Project BLEND (Doctoral) (no more slots)
- Project LEAD (Doctoral) (no more slots)
- Project Family IMPACT (Doctoral & Post-Doctoral)
- Special Education Awards
- The Goldstick Family Doctoral Fellowship
- Marissa Zelinger Research Award
- The Wheeler Foundation Award