Preparing Educators to Implement Family-Centered Practices

Preparing Educators to Implement Family-Centered Practices

Funding Source: U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Artman Meeker

Project Summary:
The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has funded $1,249,000 over 5 years to meet critical State and local needs to prepare educators in the areas of early childhood special education (birth through age 8) and early intervention. Scholars will complete a comprehensive two-year program that will culminate in the M.Ed. degree and a dual teaching certification in special education and P-3 education. Family-Centered practices are woven into 5 competency platforms to be acquired by the scholars: (a) content knowledge, curriculum, and assessment; (b) social development and behavior support; (c) identity, language, and culture; (d) professionalism and collaboration; and (e) equity and inclusion.

For more information about this project, contact Kathleen Artman Meeker at kameeker@uw.edu.