ERIC Number: ED421827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Preparation of Personnel for Service to Low-Incidence Disability Populations: Final Report.
Engleman, Melissa Darrow; Maddox, June I.
This final report describes the federally-funded Transition Challenge-North Carolina Project (TRAC-NC), a project that prepared 45 newly qualified individuals to serve students with low-incidence disabilities over the last four years. The project provides: (1) add-on certification and/or master's degree training to persons preparing to teach individuals with low-incidence disabilities (100 students are currently TRAC-NC scholars); (2) supplementary training to add-on certification and/or master's degree students to assure depth of knowledge in several specific areas of low-incidence disabilities; (3) an extensive library of print and video resources regarding low-incidence disabilities; and (4) a permanent masters degree program within the Special Education Department of the School of Education at East Carolina University. The project has also been approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a teacher-training site for certification in the area of severe/profound disabilities. Courses specifically designed for the TRAC-NC program include: Introduction to Low Incidence Populations, Methods and Curriculum in Elementary and Transition Programming for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities, Methods and Curriculum for Secondary Programming and Competitive Employment for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities, and six hours of supervised intern experience in programs for students with severe/profound disabilities. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC.