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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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Project LEA: Leading Educators in Advancing Inclusive Early Education is a 5 year project (2013-2018) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
Project LEA will prepare approximately 34 early childhood special administrators and supervisors to serve as educational leaders in their districts. These "front line" individuals play an important role in providing high-quality services to young children on IEPs and their families and we're excited to be working with them.
Project LEA uses distance learning technology to offer part-time program of study that will allow four groups of students to earn an Education Specialist degree in 2 years. PLEASE NOTE: The Project LEA Program of Study does NOT lead to any certification or license.
Project LEA will pay ALL tuition for students enrolled in the project. Students will complete 9 courses along with an individualized project that will help them to implement and evaluate systems change efforts in their local preschool special needs program.
Highly-qualified teacher educators, Drs. Ed Cancio, Laurie Dinnebeil and Bill McInerney lead Project LEA and Dr. Lyn Hale manages the program.
**Please Note: Recruitment for our second cohort to begin classes in Fall 2014 will begin soon. We will be posting updated materials and information, including a new application form, about the middle of March.
In the meantime, please send an email indicating your interest in applying, and we will be sure to notify you when the materials become available. Thank you!
This project is supported by grant #H325D130075 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.