Special Education Program Seeks Applicants

Kent State University’s Special Education program seeks applicants for its Early Intervention (EI) Certificate Program for the 2018-19 academic year. This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare professionals seeking expertise in Speech-Language Pathology and Early Intervention at the graduate level to support families with infants and toddlers who have identified disabilities or delays. 

The program, which received a $1.1 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is designed for individuals who are seeking graduate level degrees in Special Education (SPED) or Speech Pathology/Audiology (SPA), but all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be admitted to the graduate level programs in SPA or SPED to be considered for the program.

Financial support will be provided for selected full-time students, and will include:

  • Full tuition support for one calendar year (three semesters with a full-time course load)
  • A monthly stipend, including summer months
  • iPad 

Program activities include research-based coursework in early childhood special education, internship experiences, and on-going coaching and supervision. The program requires a one-year full-time commitment, and courses are offered in a hybrid format with a combination of on-campus and online participation. A two-year service obligation (i.e., position in the field of EI) will be required for the funded students after the completion of the program. 

For more information, visit the EI website.

POSTED: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:53pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 3:57pm