Project VIDEO - Fellowships in Special Education and Speech-Language Pathology
The School of Education and Human Development is excited to offer a fellowship program for candidates beginning their careers in special education and speech language pathology!
Funded scholars in project VIDEO will be enrolled in one of the following School of Education and Human development programs:
- Master of Teaching in Special Education, which leads to licensure in Special Education - General Curriculum (K-12)
- Master of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which leads to licensure in Speech-Language Pathology from the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Fellows must have a bachelor's degree prior to entering one of the master's programs. The scholars selected from among the two programs will complete their respective programs but will also share coursework and aligned practice-based opportunities in shared clinical experiences. The two programs have separate application processes and requirements.
From 2020 to 2025, we aim to use project funds to support 75 future professionals who will serve Virginia students with dyslexia and other disabilities.
- The first VIDEO scholars from special education enrolled in June 2020 and will complete their masters/licensure program in May 2021 (11-month program).
- The first VIDEO scholars in the SLP program enrolled in August 2020 and will graduate in December 2022 (2.5-year program).
- Subsequent scholars will follow the same sequence for the duration of project funding.
Each fellow will receive a $12,000 fellowship to help address financial barriers to entering the field. The fellowship will be applied directly to the student account to defray the cost of tuition. Other fellowships, scholarships, and awards are also available. Scholars who accept funding from the federal government are expected to work with students with disabilities in schools for two years for every one year they accept funding.
How to Apply
Apply to the master's program of your choice.
Beginning in August 2022, the VIDEO Project will be open to SLP graduate students who are on either the Blue or Orange CSD curricular path. Applicants to the CSD program who would like to be considered for the VIDEO Project should email the degree program coordinator, contact information below, to indicate their interest.
Program applicants may be invited for a brief web-based interview to ensure a fit between career goals and program outcomes. These candidates will be selected based on the applications submitted for admission to the master's programs.
Application for admission is made to the School of Education and Human Development Office of Admission & Enrollment. For more information about the graduate admission process, please visit our Graduate Admission page.
Questions? Email the project directors.
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