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$19.9 Million Awarded in Grants for Training of Special Educators to Improve Services for Children with Disabilities


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The U.S. Department of Education announced today more than $19.9 million in grants to help prepare special education personnel to improve services and results for children with disabilities.

“President Obama and I believe that every child deserves a world-class education regardless of his or her skin color, nationality, ethnicity, or ability,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will support the preparation of special education teachers and leaders in their work to give students with disabilities the world-class education they deserve.”

Of the $19.9 million in grants announced today, $13.5 million will be targeted at improving the quality and increasing the number of people who are fully credentialed to serve children with disabilities. The funds will help current and future special education professionals complete degrees, state certification, professional licenses or state endorsement in early intervention, special education or a related services field.

It will also support the preparation of special education paraprofessionals, assistants in related services professions (such as physical therapist assistants, occupational therapist assistants), or educational interpreters.

Meanwhile, more than $6 million will be devoted to “Preparation of Leadership Personnel” grants.

In 2009, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) administered 150 leadership grants to support doctoral, post-doctoral and special education administration degree programs in 78 universities in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The grants announced today will expand that number.

OSEP is the primary source of federal funding for doctoral training in special education and early intervention.

Following are the grant recipients for the two programs.

OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
Office of Special Education Programs

Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities/Combined Priority (CFDA 84.325K)

  • AL -- Auburn University, $299,070.
  • AZ -- University of Arizona, $294,367.
  • CA -- Cal State University, Northridge, $185,468.
  • CA -- San Diego State University, $300,000.
  • CA -- San Diego State University, $299,997.
  • CA -- San Diego State University, $297,726.
  • CA -- San Diego State University Research Foundation, $300,000.
  • CA -- San Jose State University, $300,000.
  • CA -- University Corporation at Monterey Bay, $231,724.
  • CA -- University of San Diego, $299,079.
  • CO -- University of Colorado, $289,871.
  • CO -- University of Northern Colorado, $300,000.
  • DC -- Catholic University of America, $288,000.
  • DC -- George Washington University, $299,874.
  • FL -- Florida State University, $299,587.
  • FL -- Florida State University, $220,196.
  • FL -- University of Central Florida, $300,000.
  • GA -- Valdosta State University, $299,192.
  • GU -- University of Guam, $300,000.
  • HI -- Kapiolani Community College, $300,000.
  • IA -- University of Northern Iowa, $260,413.
  • IL -- Chicago State University, $299,987.
  • IL -- Illinois State University, $217,114.
  • KS -- University of Kansas, $299,260.
  • MD -- University of Maryland, $299,999.
  • ME -- University of Maine System, $300,000.
  • MI -- Western Michigan University, $298,225.
  • MI -- Western Michigan University, $290,475.
  • MS -- University of Southern Mississippi, $206,377.
  • NC -- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, $176,648.
  • NE -- University of Nebraska, Lincoln, $299,996.
  • NM -- New Mexico State University, $174,650.
  • NY -- Fordham University, $299,966.
  • NY -- Nazareth College of Rochester, $299,859.
  • OH -- Kent State University, $297,290.
  • OK -- Northeastern State University, $300,000.
  • OR -- University of Oregon, $273,290.
  • PA -- Salus University, $300,000.
  • PA -- University of Pittsburgh, $299,992.
  • TN -- University of Memphis, $289,121.
  • TN -- Vanderbilt University, $299,597.
  • TX -- University of North Texas, $299,997.
  • TX -- University of Texas Health Science Center, $91,721.
  • TX -- University of Texas of the Permian Basin, $234,849.
  • UT -- University of Utah, $297,000.
  • UT -- Utah State University, $241,729.
  • WA -- University of Washington, $300,000.
  • WI -- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, $287,091.
  • WI -- University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, Board of Regents, $299,446.

TOTAL (Combined Priority-CFDA 84.325K) -- $13,538,243.

Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities/Preparation of Leadership Personnel(CFDA 84.325D)

  • DC -- George Washington University, $296,562.
  • FL -- Florida International University, $290,214.
  • FL -- University of Central Florida, $290,939.
  • FL -- University of Florida, $300,000.
  • HI -- University of Hawaii, $300,000.
  • IA -- University of Iowa, $292,535.
  • IL -- University of Illinois, $300,000.
  • MD -- Johns Hopkins University, $297,330.
  • NC -- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, $285,666.
  • NC -- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, $299,953.
  • NY -- Alfred University, $285,422.
  • NY -- Bank Street College of Education, $276,609.
  • NY -- SUNY/University of Buffalo, $300,000.
  • OH -- Ohio State University, $298,117.
  • OR -- Oregon State University, $290,779.
  • OR -- University of Oregon, $258,292.
  • PA -- Lehigh University, $299,992.
  • TN -- Vanderbilt University, $290,208.
  • TN -- Vanderbilt University, $299,194.
  • TN -- Vanderbilt University, $299,386.
  • TX -- Texas A&M University, $294,757.
  • WA -- University of Washington, $300,000.

TOTAL (Preparation of Leadership Personnel- CFDA 84.325D) -- $6,445,955