Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel

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US. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Program, Personnel Development Special Education-Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities, CFDA 84.325K, H325D190063
Principal Investigator


Innovative Leadership Education Advancing Diversity (I LEAD) will train six doctoral students at the University of Oregon (UO) over five years increasing the number of special education faculty who will be experts on English learners (ELs) with disabilities in their research, teaching, and service. Scholars will receive a Ph.D. in Special Education and will gain competence in (1) culturally and linguistically appropriate and evidence-based practices with ELs with disabilities; (2) leadership, consultation, and systems change; and (3) advanced research methodology. Thesefuture leaders will develop a strong background in bilingual development, bilingual instruction,and assessment practices. Additionally, the program will include key content on the social,cultural, and economic influences on child development that increase risk for EL populations inthe U.S. and the role of special education in ameliorating these risks and improvingdevelopmental and academic outcomes.