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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

November 3, 2004
CONTACT: Amy Cowles

Grant for Special Education Doctoral Program
at Johns Hopkins

The Johns Hopkins University, in cooperation with the Maryland State Department of Education and several local school districts, has received a $768,688 federal grant to train new leaders in special education.

Current educators with master's degrees and at least four years of experience are invited to apply for the new doctoral program in special education, offered by the Graduate Division of Education in the university's School of Professional Studies in Business and Education.

Two information sessions will be held in December on the Homewood campus, located at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. The first will be in Room 160 of the Mattin Center from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. The second will be in Levering Hall's Sherwood Room from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. To RSVP for the sessions or for information, call (410) 516-8275.

As part of this grant, substantial tuition scholarships are available for this 72-credit program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the program addresses the shortage of special educators in Maryland schools by preparing doctoral-level personnel who will bring the latest in educational research to the classroom. Nationwide, 98 percent of U.S. schools report shortages of qualified special educators, according to the Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education.

Michael S. Rosenberg, the grant's project director and a professor in the Department of Special Education, says the Johns Hopkins effort will concentrate on recruiting personnel for urban schools.

"It is our belief that urban districts are in the most immediate need of highly trained special education leaders," said Rosenberg, who is also involved in federally funded research efforts with the Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education.

Program co-director Alan Green said, "This program will help develop skilled leaders who understand students with academic and behavioral problems and can design and implement new initiatives that will lead to improvements in student achievement and school functioning."

The doctoral program seeks to prepare students who will demonstrate extensive knowledge of working with students with disabilities, develop and implement research projects, demonstrate leadership in the delivery of services, and be able to design and implement training activities. Graduates of the program will be awarded the doctor of education degree (EdD) and will also be eligible for Maryland certification in administration and supervision.

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