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Dr. Jean Kang

photo of Dr. Jean Kang (Specialized Education Services) received a continuation of funding from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for the project “Preparing Post-Baccalaureate Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Educators for Working with All Children.”

According to the abstract, the primary goal of the project is to increase the number of highly-qualified personnel to work with other professionals and families to implement responsive, evidence-based practice in their work with young children in high need community-based programs and schools, including children form traditionally underrepresented groups. The project will address absolute priority requirements including:

  • Using evidence-based practices to support adult learning and to promote positive outcomes for professionals and young children with disabilities and their families.
  • Incorporating principles and strategies of individualization into the curriculum.
  • Providing in-depth field experiences, particularly with high-need children with disabilities.
  • Incorporating national and state standards/competencies throughout the program.
  • Establishing a mentoring program to enhance student retention and success.
  • Conducting induction activities with program graduates to support them in the field.
  • Expanding partnerships with community experts, families, schools, and agencies.

The project has the potential to impact at least 2000 children and their families.