Faculty Publications and Presentations

Publication Date

November 2004

Document Type

Conference Presentation


Presented at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children in April 2004 in Albuquerque, NM.


The Virginia Department of Education solicited proposals from colleges and universities with approved programs in special education to provide coursework and activities for teachers to gain competencies required for special education endorsements. The department was specifically interested in innovative delivery formats that addressed special education personnel needs while being responsive to the demands of working professionals. Liberty University was one of the eligible applicants of this grant as they offered courses through distance learning for teachers across the Commonwealth to complete the requirements for standard special education licensure. The grant funds provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia and support offered by an on-site mentor, as well as university faculty, ensured that each individual in the Commonwealth public school special education system had the opportunity to become a highly qualified practitioner.