Marci Jerome, Serious Disabilities Program Organizer, Kellar Institute for Human impairments, got $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for: “The Virginia Consortium for Instructor Preparation in Unique Education Adjusted Curriculum: Supporting Trainees w/Disabilities & & Autism.”
The Consortium is made up of 6 universities in Virginia, consisting of: Mason, Norfolk State University, Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University, and Old Rule University.
The objective of the Consortium is to establish and carry out a statewide program to satisfy the preliminary and continuing education requirements for instructors of trainees with serious and several specials needs throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, consisting of rural and metropolitan locations. Making use of correspondence course and a shared program of research study and coursework, getting involved universities will supply coursework and internships for preliminary recommendation in unique education: adjusted curriculum K-12; add-on recommendation programs; and continuing education courses to allow instructors to satisfy the state-required proficiencies for guideline of trainees with serious specials needs and, therefore, assistance to minimize the continued, important low-incidence instructor lack in the Commonwealth.
This financing started in October 2020 and will end in late September 2022. .
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