How We Help
In 2020 the Sensory Research Foundation will award $2,000 to a student who is studying for a degree in special education. The student must be entering their freshman year of college with the intent of studying in a special education program. They will receive $1,000 for the fall semester and an additional $1,000 for the spring semester.
Our award-winner can be going to any college or university’s special education program; however, below are some notable programs. To apply, please register and fill out our application. The application includes an essay portion, and you do not have to complete it in one sitting. However, if you do not submit your application and leave it in draft mode, we will not consider it.
The Department of Special and Early Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, endorsements and certificates of graduate study in early childhood education, special education, applied behavior analysis, and special education administration as a director of special education.
If you envision yourself working with young children, teaching children or youth with disabilities, or assuming a position as a special education director, we have a program designed especially for you.
Illinois State offers a Special Education – Specialist in Low Vision and Blindness (LVB) program. Graduates are suited to teach special education classes in preschool through high school. If you are looking for another specialty, ISU also has two other special education majors: Special Education – Specialist in Learning & Behavior and Special Education – Specialist in Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
“… we address issues that face special and general education as rapidly as our changing world. Imagine participating in innovative research and teacher education programs.”
“We are committed to teacher preparation, and to instill excellence in our preservice and inservice teachers, practitioners, and scholars in the field of special education, autism, and applied behavior analysis.”