Grant Annoucement

Graduate Trainee Positions Available Kent State University Deaf Education & Audiology Preparation Programs

Federally Funded Project to Prepare Teachers and Audiologists to Work with Deaf Infants/Toddlers & Their Families

Applications are now being accepted for a Federally funded project to prepare teachers and audiologist to work with deaf infants/toddlers (i.e., 0-5 yr. old children) and their families. The project has been designed to provide both summer and academic year professional preparation. Summer programming will be limited to currently certified teachers of the deaf and audiologists. Academic year programming is designed for individuals who wish to earn a graduate degree and initial certification as either a teacher of the deaf or audiologist. Both academic year and summer trainees will receive full tuition waivers and a stipend. In return for these funds, trainees will be expected to work 20 hours a week in professional activities related to the identification, evaluation and assistance of deaf infants/toddlers and their families.

Summer trainee positions are available for the 1998 & 1999 summer term . Individuals selected for these positions will receive funding support (i.e., tuition waiver and a stipend) for their summer work. This eight week course of studies will provide currently certified teaches of the deaf and audiologist with an additional endorsement to work with deaf infants/toddlers and their families.

Academic trainee positions are available for the 1999-2000 academic year . Individuals selected for these positions will receive funding support (i.e., tuition weaver and a stipend) for up to two academic years (Note: student teaching and clinical hours may require work beyond the two years of funding). This academic preparation will yield trainees with certification as either a teacher of the deaf, or as an audiologist. Both groups of professionals (i.e., teachers and audiologist) will receive additional endorsement to work with deaf infants/toddlers and families.

Individuals interested in either learning more about, or applying for the trainee positions should contact:

Dr. Harold JohnsonDrs. Irvin Gerline or John Hawks
Deaf Education ProgramAudiology Program
405 White HallA-142 Music & Speech Bldg.
Kent State UniversityKent State University
Kent OH 44242-0001Kent OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-2294 [voice](330) 672-2672 [voice]
-2396 [tty]
-2512 [fax]
igerling@phoenix.kent.edu
hjohnson@kentvm.kent.edujhawks@kentvm.kent.edu