FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University is offering classes for special-education teachers through Project CREATE.
Project CREATE (Centers for the Re-Education and Advancement of TEachers in Special Education) is a statewide initiative to provide, at no cost to participants, coursework and textbooks for out-of-field permit special-education teachers and other special-education teachers in the state who need to complete full certification by July 1, 2006.
Project CREATE is a Personnel Preparation Project funded by the South Carolina Office of Exceptional Children.
FMU is one of six designated CREATE centers. The others are Clemson University, the University of South Carolina, USC Upstate, South Carolina State University, and Winthrop University.
FMU will offer one Project CREATE course and a limited number of course waivers for the Fall ’05, Spring ’06, and Summer Session I ’06 semesters to assist qualifying special-education teachers in completing their course requirements.
Teachers interested in taking courses must apply to FMU’s graduate program by contacting Shirley Carr Bausmith, center director, at 843-661-1487 or Sbausmith@fmarion.edu.
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