University of Lynchburg has received a $6,513 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to provide graduate level special education courses to special education teachers in VDOE Regions 5,6, and 8, (the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte , Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Nelson, Pittsylvania, and Rockbridge, and the cities of Danville, Lynchburg, and Martinsville.)
The grant will enable 10 teachers who hold a provisional special education license to enroll in 22 required courses leading to endorsement in Special Education-General Curriculum K-12.
The grant will run from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 and will provide significant state and College tuition support for the designated courses, which may be taken on a non-degree basis and are also applicable to University of Lynchburg’s MED in Special Education.
University of Lynchburg has received a series of prior grants from the VDOE to help with the Commonwealth’s response to the significant shortage of highly qualified special educators.
For more information, contact Dr. Paula Lichiello at 434.544.8464 or Lichiello@lynchburg.edu.