Cross-campus team awarded $1.25 million for special education class
Breaking down the silos of public and higher education to help learners with disabilities is the mission behind a new East Carolina University graduate program involving multiple colleges.
Project CONVEY (Collaborating to Overcome Needs by improving the Voice of Exceptional Youth) is funded by a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
“Our goal is to prepare graduate students to be K-12 professionals working with learners with disabilities within their specialties … but also be prepared to collaborate across disciplines,” said Dr. Sandra Warren, principal investigator and a professor in the College of Education Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research.
Faculty from ECU’s College of Education Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology, and the College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will lead the program.