ERIC Number: ED462775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Program To Prepare Doctoral Level Special Educators with an Early Childhood Emphasis Area.
Utah State Univ., Logan. Center for Persons with Disabilities.
This project prepared students for the Ph.D. degree awarded by the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. The project's goals were to: (1) further develop and implement the early childhood special education doctoral emphasis area, with a focus on research and personnel preparation; and (2) prepare up to 15 new special education leaders, of whom at least 30% were expected to represent populations of students who are underrepresented in higher education, including members of diverse cultures and individuals with disabilities. During the project period (9/1/1993 to 8/31/1999), the program developed innovative features that included a transdisciplinary teaching and supervision experience that was favorably evaluated by students and external evaluators. During the course of the project, 10 doctoral students received financial support and 5 others enrolled in the program were supported from other sources. Of the 15 total students, 2 (project-supported) have disabilities. Five, one of whom received project support, are members of minority cultures; only two of these are U.S. citizens. Eight students, five of whom received project support, completed the program and were awarded the Ph.D. All are employed in institutions of higher education. Examples of the students' high levels of achievement while enrolled in the program include their collective total of 33 conference presentations, 9 papers published in refereed journals, 10 non-refereed publications, 4 externally funded projects awarded to 2 different students, and the recognition of one student as the College of Education's Outstanding Teaching Assistant. This report includes a summary of the Leadership Preparation in Early Childhood Special Education doctoral coursework, a list of graduates' dissertation topics, lists of students' publications and presentations, and a list of grants authored or co-authored by students while enrolled in the program. (SG)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Doctoral Programs, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership Training, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Special Education, Special Needs Students
Utah State Univ., Center for Persons with Disabilities., 2800 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-2800. Tel: 435-797-1437.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Center for Persons with Disabilities.