Professional Career Statement

Submit a written two-page statement informing the Admissions Committee of the reasons you are interested in a career of working with children and youth with disabilities as well as strengths you bring to the teaching profession. The purpose of this statement is to give candidates an opportunity:

(a) to demonstrate their ability to organize and express their ideas,

(b) to think carefully about educational issues,

(c) to show their commitment to the teaching profession, and/or (d) to share what they can contribute to serving children and youth with disabilities, and their families. Include experiences and events that have influenced your decision.

Your statement must be typewritten (word processed), double-spaced, and is limited to a maximum of 750 words. Be sure to sign and date your statement.