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

September 24, 2004
CONTACT: Jim Campbell

Johns Hopkins to Offer Program for
Educators on Eastern Shore

**Corrected Copy: Includes Division Name and Mailing Address**

The Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education, is offering a graduate program for Eastern Shore teachers of students with visual impairments.

The graduate certificate program, offered by the Graduate Division of Education in the university's School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, is open to teachers currently working in Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties.

Scholarships equal to 75 percent of tuition will be available to those who qualify. The program is designed for certified special educators interested in working with students with visual impairments. Program participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide accommodations and appropriate instruction to students with low vision or blindness.

Courses will be scheduled in the early evening and will be held at a central location. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be expected to work for two years in a public school. For information, contact Julianne Taylor, Johns Hopkins School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, 100 Whitehead Hall, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218; at 410-516-8393 or by e-mail at jbtaylor@jhu.edu.

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