Federal Grant Summers-Only Program
Fourteen students will be accepted into a summer program that will qualify them for Arizona certification to teach students with visual impairments. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in education or a related area such as psychology, rehabilitation, child development, or sociology. Courses will take place in Tucson, Arizona, and applicants must be available for one to three weeks in June of each year to participate in classes.
Students accepted under this project will receive full costs of in-state tuition and expenses to cover most travel and lodging in Tucson for summer courses. Students who receive funding under this project will sign a commitment to work as a teacher of students with visual impairments for four years following completion of their certification.
Students will complete 32 credit hours, as specified on the advisement sheet. These include seven courses, three one-credit summer seminars, and eight credit hours of internship. Each student will also be assigned to an adult mentor who is blind or has low vision, who will provide experiences to increase the student's understanding of visual impairment.
To apply to this program, send paper copies of the following materials to Ms. Pam de Steiguer, College of Education/DPS, PO Box 210069, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 before February 15, 2013.
After we receive your completed packet, we will contact you to arrange a telephone interview. The factors listed below will be considered in selecting candidates for the program. If you have individual experiences related to any of these areas, please describe them in your letter of interest.
Please contact Dr. Jane Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like additional information about this program.