Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Special Education Programs: Vision/Hearing Specialist Stipends, 2019-20

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Memo Number
LS-20-039
Memo Date
11/4/2019
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
Response Required
NO
Attention
Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Technology Coordinators; Test Coordinators; General Business Managers; Teachers

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In an effort to assist local educational agencies in meeting personnel shortages, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education Unit (DESE-SEU), has established Memorandums of Understanding with Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas Tech University for eligible individuals to complete the necessary coursework to attain licensure as Special Education Vision or Hearing Specialists. 

 

Additionally, subject to funding availability, DESE-SEU will award stipends to educators who attain licensure as a Special Education Vision or Hearing Specialist, beginning with Federal Fiscal Year 20 (FFY20). The eligibility criteria for receiving a stipend is attached in the Program Information document. Instructions for applying for the stipend, as well as information about the payment of stipends, is included in the same document. 

 

For FFY20, the stipend amount will be $3,875.00. Educators wishing to participate in the program must submit a Notice of Intent to Participate form to DESE-SEU six months prior to submitting a Statement of Assurance and Request for Stipend. Both forms are attached to this memo. Applications for stipends for FFY20 must be completed and submitted to DESE-SEU prior to July 15, 2020. 

 

This program will be funded solely with federal funds. No non-governmental sources will be used to finance the cost of the project. Please be advised that stipends are subject to the availability of funding.

 

For more information, please review the Program Information document attached or contact

Lisa.Johnson@arkansas.gov.

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