ERIC Number: ED413728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Special Educators To Serve Students with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Provide Support for Their Families within Rural Vermont.
Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.
This final report describes activities and achievements of a 4-year federally funded project to support a graduate level program at the University of Vermont to prepare educational specialists to serve students with Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) and their families within their local public schools, homes and other community settings. The program is competency based and designed to accommodate part-time graduate students working in rural areas. Each student completes a total of 21 credits and participates in an intensive practicum focusing upon school-based and family-based intervention services. The project involved four components: (1) a project advisory council, (2) completed training of 28 students with seven still in the program, (3) provision of on-site support and technical assistance, and (4) evaluation. Program evaluation by students was overwhelmingly positive. Contains the following appendices: a list of Advisory Council members, course syllabi, course evaluation forms, and a listing of the project's activities and timelines. (DB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inclusive Schools, Intervention, Rural Education, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.