ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-131

Date Created : 06/13/2006


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: UALR's Special Course Series

Regulatory Authority:
20 U.S.C. Sec. 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
June Richardson

Phone Number:


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Interpreter Education Program, College of Education, will offer a three-course series taught in collaboration with Utah State University to educate potential teachers and students in all majors about the impacts of deafblindness on a child’s development and education.

The Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education is offering tuition reimbursement to eligible paraprofessionals currently working with a child who is deafblind and/or multiply disabled AND who will commit to completing all three courses in the series over the next year and a half.

- No prerequisites
- Open to any UALR student
- 100% online instruction
- Taught by Dr. Sherry Shaw, Asst. Professor of Interpreter Education
- Excellent option for elective credit or Continuing Education Units
- First course Fall 2006, second course Spring 2007, third course Fall 2007
- Tuition reimbursement by Arkansas Department of Education to awardees completing all three courses

Complete the attached application and submit it to June Richardson by July 7, 2006. The application may be faxed to 501-682-4248. Once the application has been reviewed and awards determined, awardees will receive notification and instruction on enrolling at UALR for this coursework.


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