SPED program seeks applicants
Kent State University’s Special Education program seeks applicants for its Early Intervention (EI) Certificate Program (2016-17) to prepare individuals at the graduate level to work with infants and toddlers who have identified disabilities or delays and their families.
The program, which received a $1.3 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is designed for individuals who have existing bachelor's (or higher) degrees in special education and related fields (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Human Development & Family Studies, Speech Pathology), but all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 and meet Kent State’s graduate admission requirements to be considered for the program.
Financial support will be provided for 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
- An iPad
Program activities include research-based coursework in early childhood special education, internship experiences, and on-going coaching and supervision. The program requires a 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.