Preparing Special Education Teachers with Endorsement in Deafblindness and Occupational Therapists Through an Interdisciplinary Program to Improve Services
Funding available: 2021 – 2024
The Department of Special Education’s Deafblind Program and the College of Health’s Occupational Therapy Program have been awarded a $997,423.41 teacher preparation grant from the U.S. Department of Education/Office of Special Education Programs. The majority of funds will go to student scholarships for graduate students.
Personnel Preparation Grant
Eligible Applicants for Occupational Therapy Program
To participate in this project, scholars will need to be accepted into the Masters in Occupational Therapy program and accepted into the project. The following information pertains only to the TSDBOT Project.
For information about applying to the Masters in Occupational Therapy Program Visit U Health's Masters of Occupational Therapy Page
The number of available scholarships is limited. Scholarship recipients will be notified between March and when the positions are filled. MOT/OTD scholars will begin their MOT/OTD program in August of the year they are accepted and the TSDBOT program will begin the following Spring.
Eligible Applicants The Deafblind Program
This project is for Special Education teachers who are interested in obtaining a master's degree and endorsement in deafblindness. Applicants must already have or be working toward obtaining their teaching license as a special education teacher (e.g., TVI, DHH, early childhood, severe, general SPED). To participate in this project, scholars will need to be accepted into the special education master's program and accepted into the project.
For information about applying to the Masters in Special Education Program please Visit our Masters Admissions Page.
The number of available scholarships is limited. For DB scholars, applications will be accepted each year (2021-2024), until the available scholarships are awarded each year. Scholarship recipients will be notified between October and November, and are expected to begin their Master’s program that January.
Contact Dr. Sarah Ivy to discuss the requirements of the program in detail if you are interested in applying.
**NOTE** INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED