A story about a new online program at Grace College was the focus of a recent report at WSBT 22, the CBS station in South Bend, Ind. The report shares about the program designed for those who wish to obtain an intensive care license for teaching special education. A portion of the story, along with a link to the video, appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Grace College rolls out online program to fill shortage of Special Education teachers
Finding special education teachers is one of the biggest struggles in education.
Grace College saw the need and is rolling out a new program to help. The online program will provide teachers with an intensive care license, something that’s hard to come by.
It’s what’s needed to work with the kids who have the most severe disabilities.
“Last year, we had seven intense intervention positions that went unfilled and 15 by people who have emergency permits,” said Amy Hobbs, Director of Special Services at Warsaw Schools.
“Programs are not very common, and their numbers are probably a little lower than just your general special education teachers,” said Hobbs.
In her junior year, Allison Zdenek has her general education and special education license. Her passion is focused on helping special needs kids.
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