SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS FOR THE FUTURE (SEEDS)
Have you been a special education teacher (or closely related) for at least 3 years and ‘looking to do more’ as a professional in the field? Want to conduct research that makes a difference in the lives of children with disabilities? Interested in becoming a teacher of teachers who helps educators at all levels learn to implement evidence-based practices? You may be interested in earning a Ph.D. in Special Education!!!
Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
The SEEDS doctoral training program is a four year program in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thanks to generous funding from OSEP, SEEDS Scholars will receive a $38,000 annual stipend (for four years), free tuition, annual travel support, and health benefits*.
The SEEDS program is highly competitive; please email Project Directors Michael Kennedy and Bill Therrien to learn more (see below). Areas of research are flexible, faculty members who are affiliated with the SEEDS program and Special Education Program at U.Va include: Michael Kennedy ([email protected]) & Bill Therrien ([email protected]), Project Directors; Bryan Cook, Lysandra Cook, Stephanie Morano, Youjia Hua, Gail Lovette, Catherine Bradshaw, Emily Solari
Please visit https://curry.virginia.edu/academics/special-education to learn more about individual faculty members and the doctoral program at U.Va. For priority consideration, please apply ASAP! GRE Scores are required for admission.
Please contact Dr. Kennedy for important stipulations regarding acceptance of OSEP money as part of this competition.
SEEDS Affiliated Faculty
Michael J. Kennedy
SEEDS Project Director Michael J. Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Special EducationFaculty Profile
SEEDS Project Director William J Therrien is a Professor of Special EducationFaculty Profile
SEEDS Affiliate Stephanie Morano is an Assistant Professor of EducationFaculty Profile