ERIC Number: ED400644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Special Educators 84.029B. Certificate of Advanced Study Program: Preparing Post-Master's Level Specialists To Support Local School Placement for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities within Rural Vermont. Final Report, July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1996.
This final report describes a project that prepared 28 integration/support facilitators to work with school district personnel to plan and implement systems change to result in integrated service models for learners with moderate and severe disabilities within their local home schools. The project offered a 30 to 36 credit hour post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Study concentration in the Special Education Department of the University of Vermont and was the only program in northern New England to prepare personnel with skills to plan, establish, and evaluate an integrated service model for learners with moderate and severe disabilities within neighborhood schools. Changes were made in the program to provide preparation which incorporated new best practices in regular education settings, including expanding course work and competencies on: collaborative teaming, creative problem solving, student collaboration, and authentic assessment. The program also required team teaching practicum experiences. Extensive appendices to the report include a summary of course evaluations, a form used to survey graduates, and detailed survey data. (CR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Problem Solving, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, Severe Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Specialists, Student Placement, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Education Programs, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont