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Counseling leadership and special education professors receive grant

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Newest scholarship recipients working on orientation and mobility in Kansas City, Mo.

Newest scholarship recipients working on orientation and mobility in Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Tamara Arthaud, Dr. Paul Ajuwon and Ian Shadrick, professors of counseling, leadership and special education at Missouri State University, recently received a renewed grant of $100,000 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for visual impairment/orientation and mobility tuition.

This money provides tuition funds for course work leading to certification as a teacher of the visually impaired (K-12 schools) and/or licensure as an orientation and mobility specialist.

“It’s very difficult to find persons with these certifications/licenses. We are one of only a very few universities with these programs in a multi-state region,” said Arthaud.

With this program, Arthaud hopes to increase the skilled workforce of the State of Missouri to address academic and other supports for persons with blindness and low vision.

For more information, contact Arthaud at (417) 836-6951.


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