Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have better outcomes when they have teachers and counselors who share their backgrounds and experiences.
Through Project IMPRESS (Interdisciplinary Master’s Preparation of Urban and Rural Educators in Special Education and School Counseling) the Syracuse University School of Education aims to recruit, prepare, and retain fully certified, diverse special education teachers and school counselors to work with students with disabilities with high-intensity needs in high-needs schools.
This cohort-based program—funded by the US Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs—will prepare highly effective, equity conscious professionals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve diverse student populations. Field experiences and practicums will be in urban and rural districts like the Syracuse City School District and Lafayette Central School District (including the Onondaga Nation School).
Questions? Contact Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.2505
Project IMPRESS is made possible through a US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs grant.