The University of Kentucky College of Education is offering full tuition in-state scholarships and a $5,000 per semester stipend for students earning a Master of Science (M.S.) in Special Education (moderate and severe disabilities) in the UK Advanced Preparation Teacher Leader Program in Special Education.
The Training InterdisciPLinary Educators to Support High-Needs Populations (TRIPLETS) grant funds this program and was awarded to UK by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
Special education master’s scholars enrolled in this program will be paired with a student studying for a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis. Together, they will become advocates for working together in schools and agents for change through interdisciplinary collaboration.
During the program, the special education and applied behavior analysis partners will be matched with a special education teacher in a geographically isolated part of Kentucky. Together, they will form a professional group to share information, mentor one another, and work collaboratively in the school setting, both in-person and using distance education technology.
“We have a synergy between the College of Education’s degrees in applied behavior analysis and special education (moderate and severe disabilities),” said Dr. Amy Spriggs, associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education. “By partnering scholars in these interdisciplinary fields during their training, they are learning to become advocates for interdisciplinary collaboration in schools and become active agents for change through working together. Being able to reach out to geographically isolated special education teachers is an especially important part of this program.”
A bachelor’s degree in special education (moderate and severe disabilities) is required to apply to the program. Students must be seeking a full-time master’s in special education (moderate and severe disabilities). The application deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020. For more information, contact Dr. Amy Spriggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.