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Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

Southeast Regional Consortium for Low Incidence Disabilities

SERCLID

AL AR FL GA LA MS OK PR TX USVI

Addressing the pervasive, critical shortage of qualified educational personnel to serve individuals (early childhood through 12th grade) who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, and deaf-blind.


Understanding the unique challenges

Understanding the unique challenges…

  • Pervasive, critical shortage of qualified educational personnel in low incidence disabilities

  • Sporadic, but immediate, local needs for qualified personnel

  • Need for on the job training for uncertified personnel

  • Not a priority of institutes of higher education (IHE)

  • Downsizing of low incidence programs at IHEs

  • NCLB and HQT constraints on teacher training

  • Barriers to interstate mobility of personnel

  • Recruitment and retention challenges (i.e., personnel isolation; competing state/local priorities)

  • National concerns r.e. outcomes for students with low incidence disabilities


Documenting personnel shortages the needs assessment in the low incidence disabilities

Documenting personnel shortages…The Needs Assessment in the Low Incidence Disabilities

D/HH TeachersEducational Interpreters

B/VI TeachersO & M Specialists

DB TeachersBraille transcribers


Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

  • MISSISSIPPI

    • University of Southern Mississippi

      Hattiesburg, MS

  • ARKANSAS

    • University of Arkansas – Little Rock

      Little Rock, AR

  • OKLAHOMA

    • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, OK

    • University of Tulsa

      Tulsa, OK

  • GEORGIA

    • Georgia State University

      Atlanta, GA

    • Valdosta State University

      Valdosta, GA

  • TEXAS

    • Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

    • University of Texas health Science Center at San Antonio

      San Antonio, Texas

    • Baylor University

      Waco, TX

    • Stephen F. Austin State University

      Nacogdoches, TX

    • Texas Christian University

      Fort Worth, Texas

    • Texas Tech University

      Lubbock, TX (CED)

    • Texas Women’s University

      Denton, Texas

  • FLORIDA

    • University of North Florida

      Jacksonville, FL

    • Flagler College

      St. Augustine, FL

PUERTO RICO

  • LOUISIANA

    • University of New Orleans

      New Orleans, LA

US VIRGIN ISLANDS

  • ALABAMA

    • University of Montevallo

      Montevallo, AL

Map of D/HH Teacher Training Programs in the Southeast Region


Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

  • ARKANSAS

    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock

      Little Rock, Arkansas (CEC)

  • MISSISSIPPI

    • University of Southern Mississippi

      Hattiesburg, Mississippi (CEC)

      Severe/Deaf-Blind

    • Jackson State University

      Jackson, Mississippi

  • OKLAHOMA

    • Northeastern State University

      Tahlequah, OK

GEORGIA

  • FLORIDA

    • Florida State University

      Tallahassee, Florida (CEC)

  • TEXAS

    • Stephen F. Austin State University

      Nacogdoches, TX (CEC)

    • Texas Tech University

      Lubbock, TX (CEC)

      VI/Deaf-Blind

PUERTO RICO

  • LOUISIANA

    • University of New Orleans

      New Orleans, LA (CEC)

US VIRGINISLANDS

  • ALABAMA

    • University of Alabama, Birmingham

      Birmingham, AL (CEC)

      VI/Deaf-Blind

Map of BVI & DB Teacher Training Programs in the Southeast Region


Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

IHE Personnel

Preparation Programs

Program Approval Standards &

IHE Accreditation

Certification & Licensure Standards

SERCLID

Consortium &

Steering Committee

Recruitment &

Retention

Assessment of

Qualifications

Professional

Development

SERCLID Systems Design Model


Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

IHE Personnel

Preparation Programs

Program Approval Standards &

IHE Accreditation

Certification & Licensure Standards

SERCLID

2005 – 2006

MOU

Recruitment &

Retention

Emphasizing personnel preparation and,

in turn, certification and recruitment


Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

IHE Personnel

Preparation Programs

Certification & Licensure Standards

Promoting our traditional higher education programs and supporting the development and/or expansion of RPPMs

Regional Personnel Preparation Models

Multi-state models via distance technology

with ease of interstate mobility


Serclid composition

SERCLID Composition

  • Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities

  • Families

  • Advocacy Organizations

  • State Education Agencies

  • Local Education Agencies

  • State Certification Officers

  • Higher Education Faculty

  • Higher Education Administrators

  • Resource Persons

  • Regional and National Partners


Southeast regional consortium for low incidence disabilities

Southeast Regional Consortium for Low Incidence Disabilities

SERCLID

AL AR FL GA LA MS OK PR TX USVI

Coming together is a beginning;

keeping together is progress;

working together is success.

- Henry Ford


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