Professional Development/Training Opportunities & Application Process


Thank you for your interest in Kent State University's graduate Program to prepare teachers to work with deaf infants/toddlers and their families. Successful applicants to the Program will receive Federal funding that covers both tuition cost and provides a monthly stipend (Note: the summer Program begins on June 14, it is eight weeks in length and provides a stipend of $1,755.00; the academic year Program begins on September 2, it is four semesters [Fall & Spring] in length [+ one, unfunded, student teacher semester] and provides a stipend of $6,229.00 per academic year). In return for this funding, the successful applicants will work 20 hours a week on Program related activities, e.g., working with deaf infants/toddlers and their families, gathering and sharing information concerning deafness, conducting research, and participating in interdisciplinary teams. Completion of the Summer Program will yield an endorsement as a teacher of deaf infants/toddlers and their families. Completion of the Academic Year Program will yield both certification (i.e., Ohio, K-12/Hearing Handicapped and Council on the Education of the Deaf, Elementary) and an endorsement (i.e., from the K.S.U. Project) as a teacher of deaf infants/toddlers and their families.

If you are interested in the Program, I would encourage you to read over the application process and acceptance criteria. If you find that you are eligible for the grant, please use the form at the bottom of this page to request the necessary application material. A total of five summer (1999) and five academic year (‘99-2000) positions will be awarded.

Respectfully,

Harold A. Johnson, Program Director