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Please welcome our 2018 new faculty member!

Nicole Pilling

Nicole Pilling

Clinical Instructor
nicole.pilling@utah.edu
801-649-7293

 Current Grant Funding

For other funding and scholarship opportunities, see COST above.


Sensory Impairments
Teacher Preparation Grant

The Department of Special Education/Multi-University Consortium Teacher Preparation Program in Sensory Impairments has been awarded a Teacher Preparation Grant from the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education. This five year project will provide $1,244,230 to support the preparation of teachers who will work with students with sensory impairments (students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairments and Deafblind). The grant is managed by principal investigator Dr. Chris Bischke. Scholars will receive $5,000 per semester for up to six semesters. Graduate scholars may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Interested persons can contact Dr. Bischke at chris.bischke@utah.edu.

 

Bachelor’s Programs

(with licensure)

        •  Severe Disabilities

        •  Visual Impairments

        •  Mild/Moderate Disabilities

        •  Deaf & Hard of Hearing

        •  Preschool Special Education & Early             Intervention


 

Master’s Programs

 (with or without licensure)

        •  Severe Disabilities

        •  Visual Impairments

        •  Mild/Moderate Disabilities

        •  Deaf & Hard of Hearing

        •  Preschool Special Education & Early             Intervention

        •  Deafblind

        • BCBA

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Options

        •  Severe Disabilities

        •  Visual Impairments

        •  Mild/Moderate Disabilities

        •  Deaf & Hard of Hearing

        •  Preschool Special Education & Early             Intervention

        •  Deafblind

        • BCBA

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What Special Education is all about at the University of Utah

Department of Special Education

 

Sensory Impairment Programs

 

What's Happening in SPED


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Peer Partners in the Elementary Art Classroom Lead to Growth for Students With and Without Disabilities

Jonathan Hale was teaching art at both Jordan Valley School, a school for students with severe and multiple disabilities, and Sprucewood Elementary School in Utah’s Canyons School District when he had an idea—what if he brought students from Jordan Valley into the art classroom at Sprucewood to work in grade level peer pairs?

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Mickey Ibarra
SPED Alumnus, Mickey Ibarra, receives Mexico's highest honor - the Ohtli Award

For Mickey Ibarra, advocacy has always been a way of life. That lifetime of advocacy has earned Ibarra the highest honor bestowed by the Government of Mexico — the Ohtli Award — in recognition of his contributions to the well-being, prosperity and empowerment of Latino communities in the U.S.

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Use of Creative Dance to Increase Social Engagement in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The study, published in the June edition of Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, examined methods for increasing the quality of play of three preschool-aged children with autism who were in classes primarily comprised of children without disabilities.

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GRADUATE HIGHLIGHT

Kristin Kladis

Kristin Kladis
PhD May 2018

"When I started the PhD program in the Special Education Department through the College of Education, I had no idea how this experience would positively impact my life both professionally and personally. This experience has allowed me to grow professionally and has opened many doors for me.  My favorite part of my graduate program has been the collaboration with Special Education faculty at the University of Utah and across the country.  I value the priceless opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of special education."


 SAVE THE DATE!!

The Utah Council for Exceptional Children
2019 Annual Teacher Conference

Justin Osmond

GROWING POSSIBILITY
MARCH 1, 2019

Featuring Justin Osmond as keynote!

**Registration coming Fall 2018**

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Last Updated: 11/13/18