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October 24, 2005
DH 05 RH20
Contact: Russ Hudson,
Media Relations Coordinator
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CSUDH Special Education Interns Get $562,500 Grant
from State

A more than half-million-dollar grant was given to the Special Education University Intern Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills by the California Department of Education’s California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The funds will be used primarily to pay teachers while they complete the required internship program that leads to valid state teaching credentials in Special Education.

The grant, which is for the 2005-2006 academic year, is based on the number of interns Dominguez Hills will have in its program. Carrie Blackaller, coordinator, Special Education Intern Grant,says, “In 2005-06 we have projected for 225 interns for $562,500. However, we will be adding interns in the spring semester and this amount may increase.”

Blackaller’s program is the sister program to the Funded Intern program run by Sharon Russell, professor, Teacher Education, which focuses on the non-Special Education pre-intern program and intern programs. Russell’s group just received a $1 million grant for a projected 350 students.

The two programs were one until 2003 when, Blackaller says, because the requirements for Special Education credentials had been diverging from those of other teaching credentials, “I rewrote the grant specifically to address the changes in the Special Education Program.”

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