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Lyn Hale, Project Manager
MS 954 The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606
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The goals of Project LEA include:
- Providing high-quality LRE options for young children with disabilities and their families.
- Appropriately collecting, analyzing, and using outcome data to evaluate programs and inform data-based decisions for continuous program improvement.
- Identifying, using, and evaluating the efficacy of evidence-based instructional practices for young children with disabilities.
- Providing effective supervision of ECSE teachers and related services personnel.
The LEA Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree program of study is a 32-semester hour, advanced graduate degree appropriate for educational leaders. The program of study consists of 9 courses including a 5-credit capstone experience. We believe that this advanced graduate program will provide “front-line” administrators with the skills they need to provide high quality services to preschoolers with disabilities and their families. PLEASE NOTE: The Project LEA Program of Study does NOT lead to any certificate or license, such as the Teacher Leader Endorsement or an Administrative license.
We will provide these “front-line” leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to collect, analyze and use data related to child outcomes to improve their preschool special education program.
The program of study is closely aligned with CEC’s Advanced Personnel Preparation Standards for Early Childhood Education.
A number of former educational leaders will serve as mentors to Project LEA students. These mentors will work with students “from a distance”, communicating through email and the telephone.
- We are pleased to announce that nine scholars were accepted into our 1st cohort of Project LEA, and they are enrolled in 2 classes this semester. We received applications from more qualified persons than the 9 scholars we are able to support in this cohort, and it was a difficult decision to select the 9 scholars. These scholars represent Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, and Central and South Central Ohio regions. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experiences in ECSE.