ERIC Number: ED460560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Preparation of Personnel in Secondary Special Education and Transition Service Delivery for Youth with Low Incidence (Severe) Disabilities. Final Performance Report.
This final performance report discusses the activities and outcomes of a project that addressed the need for training certified and highly qualified secondary special education teachers to provide classroom and transition related instruction and services to students with low incidence or severe disabilities. The project was carried out by the Department of Special Education, University of Maryland. It consisted of implementing and evaluating a master's training program to prepare transition practitioners. The program was a 4 semester 30-36 credit hour program which allowed the trainees to graduate with a Master of Arts or Master of Education degree, special education certification, and an endorsement in severe disabilities in the state of Maryland. A 6 to 8 semester, 45-60 hour program was available for students who were not certified in special education. Secondary teachers who were certified in special education but not endorsed in severe disabilities were also able to take the courses for endorsement. The program included interdisciplinary graduate level coursework and extensive field experience. A particular emphasis was placed on recruiting minority teachers who work in large urban systems. Appendices include course information, performance-based standards for transition specialists, and action plan materials. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Project Coordinator: Meg Grigal. Cover page varies.