News from the College of Education & Human Development

Scott and Lingo Recieve $1.2 Million Grant

September 29, 2011 in College News, Faculty Highlights

Terry Scott
Drs. Terry Scott, Chair and professor, and Amy Lingo, Assistant Chair and associate professor with the Department of Special Education, just received notification of funding of $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral level students in the area of Learning and Behavior Disorders with a focus on Response To Intervention (RTI).

Amy Lingo

The project, Special Education Doctoral Program to Prepare for Higher Education Faculty and Researchers, will prepare a diverse group of doctoral and post-doctoral personnel to (a) assume leadership training positions in higher education settings, and (b) engage in advanced study and research in the area of high-incidence disabilities, including teaching, training, and evidence-based intervention.

Doctoral and post-doctoral personnel prepared under this Leadership program will: (1) be integrally involved with a high-need school practicum site during each year of the program, (2) develop an understanding of research methodology and an ability to generate, conduct, write-up, and present research on topics related to these students; (3) gain experience with creation and instruction of teacher-training courses related to students with or at-risk for failure, and (4) demonstrate an ability to plan, propose, and carry out inservice training and consultation in conjunction with a variety of agencies and organizations.

Over the five years of this project, eight doctoral scholars and three post-doctoral fellows will be fully supported to develop a range of competencies appropriate for higher education – including experiences with professional presentations and meetings with nationally recognized experts in their field.