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Funded Projects

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Project Bridges: Intensive Intervention Personnel Preparation Project
DRS. MARY E. LITTLE & CYNTHIA PEARL, CO-DIRECTORS

The purpose of this federally-funded, personnel preparation, five year project is to recruit, identify, and support the preparation of highly qualified special education teachers as intensive interventionists to serve students with low incidence disabilities (LID) including students with persistent and severe learning and behavioral problems that require the most intensive individualized supports.
During the project, forty-six Scholars from within all of the central Florida school districts will be selected and will receive tuition support to complete a Masters in Education (M.Ed.)in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) at the University of Central Florida, nationally ranked for this preparation program.

Contact: Bridges@ucf.edu




Lockheed Martin Academy
The Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy supports two Master's degree programs that are dedicated to improving mathematics and science education in Central Florida.

Website: education.ucf.edu/lmacad
Contact: Lisa Dieker


National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative: A Model
This effort is designed to address the critical gaps between the traditional preparation of urban special education mid-level administrators and the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed for full implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004.

Website:  UrbanSpecialEducation.org
Contact: Suzanne Martin


Project SPD: Special Educator Preparation in Severe or Profound Disabilities
A Masters program designed to increase the number, qualifications and diversity of special education teachers prepared to work with students with severe/low incidence disabilities.

Contact:  

Cynthia Pearl

Dr. Eleazar Vasquez



Project ASD – Preparing teachers to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Designed to increase the number, qualifications and diversity of special education teachers prepared to work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Contact:  

Cynthia Pearl

Dr. Eleazar Vasquez



Project LEAD
A doctoral program designed to prepare highly competent special education leadership personnel, from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, for university faculty positions or for service in training positions in agencies or school systems.

Contact:  

Wilfred Wienke

Lisa Dieker




Washington Internships
Policy Internships in Washington, DC will be available at a variety of sites during the second or third summer of the program.

Contact: Wilfred Wienke

Other Funding Resources



UCF Graduate Studies Funding