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Doctoral Leadership Training Program Accepting Applicants
New Personnel Preparation Program at the University of Utah

Doctoral Leadership Training Program in Effective Educational Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities – Beginning Fall 2016

The University of Utah Leadership Education Program (ULEP) is focused on preparing individuals for faculty positions in higher education who have expertise in effective educational practices for students with severe disabilities. The program is designed to develop scholars’ knowledge and skills in inclusive education, curriculum and instruction, peer interventions and supports, transition planning and services, and positive behavioral supports. Additionally, the program targets the development of the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to conduct rigorous research, design and implement effective teacher preparation programs, and promote the implementation of evidence-based practices with students with severe disabilities in schools.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in a relevant area, and a minimum of three years of classroom teaching or comparable applied experience with persons with severe disabilities. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in inclusive educational programs for students with severe disabilities.

Applicants who are admitted to the program will receive an annual stipend of $33,000, which includes an additional tuition waiver for up to 12 credit hours per semester (fall and spring) for three years.


For more information regarding this program, please contact John McDonnell (john.mcdonnell@utah.edu) or Matt Jameson (matt.jameson@utah.edu).

For more information on the Department of Special Education at the University of Utah, click HERE.