Subject: Teacher Recruitment and
Retention--Funding for Graduate Degree in Early Childhood Special Education
Source: Barb Gilpin, Interim Assistant Director, Effective Practices
Intended Audience: Special and Regular Education Teachers, Special and
Regular Education Administrators
Date: September 5, 2007
The University of Missouri has informed the Division of Special Education of
a newly funded program opportunity for practicing teachers and/or
undergraduates who wish to pursue a master's degree in Early Childhood
Special Education. The program will provide teachers or interventionists
with coursework and practica with an emphasis in working with children and
families from diverse backgrounds, providing developmentally appropriate
language/literacy instruction, and addressing social or behavioral concerns
using positive behavior supports. Students must be able to participate in
on-campus courses and practica. Upon graduation, students who receive
funding must commit to pursuing positions related to teaching young children
with language and behavioral concerns.
Priority will be given to students interested in attending school full-time.
Support provided includes:
* Full tuition
* An annual stipend of $15,000
Students must meet admission criteria identified for the master's programs
in the University of Missouri's Department of Special Education. Please
apply to the Department of Special Education via the website
http://sped.missouri.edu and submit a
separate letter of interest directly to the Department of Special Education
to be considered for participation.
For more information contact: Rebecca McCathren, Ph.D.,
882-5764 Melissa Stormont, Ph.D.
firstname.lastname@example.org (573) 882-7383