MEd SPED: Ho'olako Grant Cohort

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Applications for the Spring 2018 cohort will begin in Summer, 2017

Thank you to everyone that expressed interest in our Ho'olako Grant Cohort for Spring 2018. All applications and admittance decisions are being finalized. In order to learn of future grant opportunities, be sure to submit your contact information using the Advise Me button.

Project Ho′olako is a grant funded opportunity to earn a Master of Special Education degree with a focus on students with severe behavioral and learning needs, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

This is a 33 credit, state-wide program designed for those who:

  • already hold a Hawaii Teaching license and have two years of experience with the target student population
  • desire a master's degree without teacher licensure for career advancement. 

The first cohort will be selected in Fall 2015 to begin the M.Ed. program in January 2016.  The second cohort will be selected in Fall 2017 to begin the M.Ed. program in January 2018.

Grant financial support includes:

  • Tuition stipend to cover 33 credits, disbursed by semester
  • Initial $1400 stipend at the beginning of program to allow for technology access to support participation in this M.Ed. program
  • $600 Registration & travel stipend to attend a regional/state conference in Hawaii to present their research.

Required scholar service obligation (payback) of two years working with students with disabilities for each year of financial support.  Service obligation monitored by the federal government

For more information see The Ho′olako Grant Cohort brochure and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Applications will be available in Summer, 2017.
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Applications will be available in Summer, 2017.