Alleviating Critical Rural Educator Shortages in Severe Disabilities (ACRES-SD II)
The delivery of a comprehensive, research-based teacher training programs in rural and remote school districts in Utah.
ACRES will provide an accessible alternative preparation program that meets the needs of school districts by establishing a flexible admissions program based on district recommendations.
Teacher candidates prepared through the U of U distance alternative program will have access to courses and field experiences that are congruent with the campus based licensure programs.
Students will receive stipend support that will help to cover tuition and related expenses. Graduate students will receive $9,000 per year and tuition benefits (dependent upon availability), Undergraduates will receive $5,000 per year.
Prospective students must hold a B. A. or B. S. degree from an accredited university and obtain a district recommendation. In addition, students must provide admissions committee with two addition letters of recommendation. Get more information from your district special education director or contact the program staff.