DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 194
September 22, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2006-2007 Tuition Assistance for Special Educators
The Department of Education has budgeted
a portion of
Eligible teachers and speech-language pathologists are those individuals who are enrolled in graduate-level courses meeting competencies in the endorsement area in which they are providing instruction and seeking licensure. The teacher or speech-language pathologist is responsible for ensuring that any courses taken for licensure in special education satisfy state requirements (Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, effective July 1998). The Division of Teacher Education, Licensure, and Professional Practice will assist in reviewing the requested coursework.
Eligible paraprofessionals are those individuals who are employed full-time in a special education program and are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate-level coursework related to the special education area in which they are providing instructional assistance.
The funding period for this activity ends September 30, 2007. If the number of applications received exceeds funds available, tuition assistance will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to the postmark stamped on the application envelope.
Completed tuition assistance applications should be submitted to the Department of Education immediately after enrollment and prior to completion of the course. No applications will be considered after the last day on which a course is offered.
If you have questions regarding eligibility for the tuition assistance, please contact Dr. Patricia Burgess, specialist for special education human resources development, Division of Teacher Education, Licensure, and Professional Practice at (804) 225-2096 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The attached application form should be submitted by fax or mail to:
Dr. Patricia D. Burgess
Virginia Department of Education
Richmond, VA 23218-2120
Fax: (804) 786-6759