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Personnel Preparation : Doctoral Student Opportunities Last Updated: Oct 9th, 2006 - 23:27:29

Utah State Univ Seeks Applications For Doctoral Program
By Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft
Oct 9, 2006, 23:24

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Utah State University Doctoral Program in Disability Disciplines

The Utah State University Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation invites applications to its doctoral program in Disability Disciplines. This doctoral program is designed to produce leadership personnel who are highly skilled and fully qualified for positions as new faculty at major universities. Students focus on one or more specializations:
Applied Behavior Analysis
Special Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Disability Studies
Speech and Language

The doctoral program is designed to ensure that all students receive extensive direct experience with the critical activities of faculty at major universities. Through collaboration with faculty mentors, all students engage in:
Professional Presentations
College Teaching
Grant Writing

The program features extensive collaboration. Doctoral students collaborate with faculty on research, teaching, grant writing, and other projects. Students are strongly encouraged to collaborate with faculty and other students across specializations.

The Department is recognized as a national leader in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Rehabilitation Counseling.
Special Education and Rehabilitation programs ranked in top 20 nationally
The Department has extensive and well-respected personnel preparation programs for special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors
Department faculty have extensive and diverse programs of research and curriculum development
The Department and Center for Persons with Disabilities sponsor the ASSERT program a model program for youngsters with autism that features program development, training, and research

The program offers financial support to qualified students. The support package includes:
a stipend of $20,000
tuition waivers,
full support for attending at least one conference per year, and
support for educational and research supplies.

For information on the Department and the doctoral program, please visit the website at http://sped.usu.edu/ or e-mail disabilities.doc@usu.edu.

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