SSU’s Teacher Education Department awarded grants

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Several faculty members of the Shawnee State University’s Department of Teacher Education have been awarded three grants from The Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children Group.

The Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children Group has awarded a total of 10 grant projects to the Ohio higher education institutions, among which three were awarded to SSU.

Dr. Beverly Ochieng-Sande and Dr. Tryphina Robinson, Assistant Professors in the Teacher Education Department, are putting the grants toward their project, “Project Teachers for All Students,” which focuses on the development of dual licensure programs for Early Childhood and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.

Dr. Douglas Sturgeon, Associate Professor in the Teacher Education Department, also received funding for his project, “ Broadening Horizons,” that develops course modules for teaching students with hearing impairments. Sturgeon has also been awarded funding for another project that helps develop partnership model between higher education faculty and parents in special education.

The total amount awarded to SSU from the 3 grants amounted to over $300,000 for the academic year.

The Department of Teacher Education at SSU is nationally accredited and offers teaching licensure programs in Early Childhood (Grades PK-3), Middle Childhood (Grades 4-9), Young Adolescent to Young Adults (Grades 7-12), and Intervention Specialist (PK-12), and Visual Arts Education (K-12).

For more information about SSU’s Department of Teacher Education, please contact the department at 740.351.3451.