JHU Partnership PGCPS


in collaboration with

Departments of Special Education
Announce a Federal Grant Partnership for a Master’s Program to
Recruit, Prepare, and Certify Personnel
as Beginning Special Educators

80% Tuition Assistance Available*


Excellent applicants seeking to become special educators will be selected to receive 80% grant tuition assistance* for a 42-credit graduate program in special education at Johns Hopkins University. Participants will be employed as special educators in PGCPS concurrent with their completion of this two-year comprehensive and rigorous master’s program that leads to full certification for teaching students with mild to moderate disabilities. Participants are required to continue special education teaching in PGCPS for two years after graduation.

Eligible applicants include people who desire a career change into special education and who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than special education. Applicants may already be employed in PGCPS. Applicants should not be fully-certified special educators nor close to full certification.

Selected applicants will be interviewed and notified in April 2004, begin JHU coursework June 1, 2004, and begin PGCPS employment in August 2004. All applicants must be eligible for immediate admission to JHU graduate programs and employment in PGCPS. Courses will be completed at JHU’s Columbia Center. Refer to the Partnership Application packet for further eligibility requirements, program coursework, and federal grant assistance obligations.

Information sessions will be held at JHU Columbia Center (6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia MD 21046) at 4:30 on Thursday, February 5 and Wednesday, March 3.

Deadline for receipt of Partnership Applications is 3 pm, April 16, 2004.

For a PGCPS and JHU Partnership Application Packet, go to http://cte.jhu.edu/JHUPartnershipPGCPS

* 80% tuition assistance contingent on federal fund availability.

For more information, review contents of the Partnership Application. For additional questions, contact:

Dr. Peggy King-Sears, Project Director
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Special Education
Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 294-7040 or e-mail: kingsear@jhu.edu

For a JHU School of Professional Studies in Business and Education catalog, call 1-800-GoToJHU or www.spsbe.jhu.edu

Ms. Jill Hildenbrand, Project Liaison
Regional Special Education Specialist
Prince George’s County Public Schools
Department of Special Education
8908 Riggs Road, Suite 358
Adelphi, MD 20782
(301) 408-5505 or e-mail: jhilden@pgcps.org

For information on PGCPS employment, refer to www.pgcps.org

Last Updated: 1/28/04
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