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Recruiting Opens for Scholarships

By Rob Schroeder
September 1, 2017

Project SURGE (Special education Urban Research for Greater Equity) builds on the PhD Special Education program at the College to prepare six doctoral students from underrepresented groups to develop culturally responsive research to serve children and youth with disabilities with intensive support needs in urban environments.  This interdisciplinary program will be guided by the following four competency areas: (a) special education policy processes and analysis, (b) special education pedagogy and program design, and teacher research in urban settings, (c) research methodologies to conduct sustainable interventions to underrepresented populations in under-resourced schools, and (d) collaboration with stakeholders (e.g. families, community entities, policy makers and other researchers).

The application deadline to apply for the scholarship project is November 15.

For more information on eligibility and to apply and to RSVP for an information session on October 17, visit

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