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U.S. Department of Education: Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities

Deadline: February 24, 2014

The purpose of the Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel priority is to support programs that prepare special education, early intervention, and related services personnel at the graduate level who are well-qualified for, and can act effectively in, leadership positions in universities, State educational agencies (SEAs), lead agencies (LAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), early intervention services programs (EIS programs), or schools.

Two priorities under the solicitation support two types of programs:
1) Type A programs are designed to prepare special education, early intervention, or related services personnel to serve as higher education faculty. Type A programs culminate in a doctoral degree or provide postdoctoral learning opportunities.
2) Type B programs are designed to prepare special education or early intervention administrators to work in SEAs, LAs, LEAs, EIS programs, or schools. Type B programs prepare personnel for positions such as SEA special education administrators, LEA or regional special education directors, school-based special education directors, including those in youth correctional facilities, preschool coordinators, and early intervention coordinators. Type B programs culminate in a master’s, education specialist, or doctoral degree or provide postdoctoral learning opportunities.

Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education, nonprofit organizations.

Amount: Approximately $4,250,000 with awards ranging from $225,000-$250,000 per year.

Link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/osepprep/2014-325d.pdf

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