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University of Virginia Launches New Program to Meet the Demand for Special Education Teachers

July 28, 1999 -- The University of Virginia will launch a new teacher preparation program this fall in Northern Virginia in response to the growing need for teachers throughout the area. Designed for career changers, teachers with provisional licenses, and other professionals without teaching experience, this nondegree program will satisfy the licensing requirements for special education teachers. This program was developed through a partnership between the Curry School of Education and U.Va. Continuing Education.

Offered for the first time in Northern Virginia, this 1-2 year program (4-6 semesters) will focus on preparing individuals to teach students with learning disabilities. Students will explore current theories and practice in the field of special education and reading; gain knowledge necessary to identify students with learning disabilities; and acquire skills needed to teach in a variety of settings. Courses are offered during the late afternoon, evening, and/or weekends, allowing students to balance class schedules with their careers. Curry School faculty teach many of the courses with instruction further enriched by accomplished experts in the disciplines of special education and reading.

Those interested in finding out more about this initial licensure program are invited to attend an Orientation Night on Mon., Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the U.Va. Northern Virginia Center located at 7054 Haycock Road in Falls Church. Program faculty will be on hand to give an overview, discuss requirements, and answer questions. To make a reservation for the orientation, please call (703) 536-1133.

To find out more about the initial licensure program, please contact Program Director Laurie U. deBettencourt at (703) 536-1129 or by e-mail at lud7f@virginia.edu.

Contact: J. Rosseter, (703) 536-1146.

 

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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