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MINOR IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Shorten the time required to complete a master’s degree in special education! 

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 Current Grant Funding

For other funding and scholarship opportunities, see COST above.

Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Teacher Preparation Grant

The Teacher Recruiting in Mild/Moderate 3 (TRIMM3) Licensure Project is a partnership between the Utah State Board of Education and the University of Utah to address the critical shortage of teachers serving students with mild/moderate disabilities. TRIMM3 Scholarships ($5,000 per year for 2 years) are available to initial licensure candidates in Special Education with an endorsement in Mild/Moderate disabilities, at the undergraduate, graduate or license only level. Please contact Dr. Breda O’Keeffe (breda.okeeffe@utah.edu) for more information.

 

 

 

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.

 

Project TVISP:  A Collaboration between Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and School Psychologists
Teacher Preparation Grant

The Department of Special Education/Multi-University Consortium’s Visual Impairments Program and the Department of Educational Psychology’s School Psychology Program have been awarded a Teacher Preparation Grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education/Office of Special Education Programs. This five-year project will provide $1,242,384 to support the preparation of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and School Psychologists. The grant is managed by principal investigator Dr. Chris Bischke. Graduate level scholars will receive $13,500 per year for up to two years. Graduate scholars may be eligible for a tuition waiver. Interested persons may 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

VSA
VSA Intersections Conference

Special Education faculty held a morning workshop at the recent VSA Intersections Conference: Arts and Special Education in Irvine, CA.

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Jessica Bowman
Jessica Bowman successfully defended her dissertation in October 2019!

Congratulations to Jessica Bowman! Jessica successfully defended her doctoral dissertation “Teaching Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities to Solve Word Problems: A Mixed Methods Study”

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Jen Call Jones
Jen Call Jones successfully defended her dissertation in August 2019!

Congratulations to Jennifer Call Jones for an exceptional final defense of her dissertation: “Parental Use of Open-Ended Questions and Expansions within a Modified Dialogic Reading Intervention.”

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2019 Doctoral Student AAC Research Think Tank

SPED Doctoral Student Cheri Blue participated in the 2019 Doctoral Student Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Think Tank

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Last Updated: 11/11/19