FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University School of Education has been awarded nearly $27,000 in additional funds from the Project CREATE grant.
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.
These additional funds will allow FMU to provide 24 course waivers for the spring term, in addition to the contract course (Educational Methods for Mental Disabilities) for up to 25 teachers. This coursework will assist South Carolina’s special education teachers in the completion of state certification requirements.
FMU is one of five designated CREATE centers. The others are Clemson University, the University of South Carolina, USC Upstate, and Winthrop University.
Teachers interested in taking courses must apply to FMU’s graduate program by contacting Shirley Carr Bausmith, Project CREATE center director, at 843-661-1487 or Sbausmith@fmarion.edu.
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