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Limited Apprentice Program in High Incidence Special Education

The Limited Apprentice Program in High Incidence Special Education is designed for people who have degrees in fields other than education, have been working as a special education paraprofessional in a local district, and who would like to work on a master’s degree in high incidence special education. For this Day of Giving project, we are asking your help to fund the book candidates use to prepare for required testing.


Rationale

This will benefit candidates who are in the Limited Apprentice Program working as paraprofessionals. As they continue in this program, they begin to work as special education teachers. Their responsibilities include enrolling in a graduate program and completing their 33 credit hour graduate program in two years while working as special education teachers. This is a rigorous program that requires them to successfully complete all of their coursework, a performance assessment, Principles of Learning and Teaching Test offered by The Education Testing Services and a content test in special education offered by ETS. During their final semester of their program, they enroll in a seminar which focuses on helping them prepare for these assessments.

To assist the candidates in their preparation, the department has purchased a book which provides the fundamentals to help them prepare primarily for the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test. This is a test that is typically taken by undergraduates who have acquired the required pedagogy of teaching. The limited apprentice candidates acquire the required teaching of special education content within their graduate program and in their special education teaching. However, since they don’t have an initial degree in education, they don’t have the required pedagogy that is captured on the Principles of Learning and Teaching Test which they must pass before they acquire their license.

As of December 2020, we have a total of 16 candidates at various points in this program and several individuals who have expressed an interest in beginning the program in 2021. We have three candidates who have successfully completed their High Incidence Special Education Program, performance assessment, their Principles of Learning and Teaching Test and their content test in special education. We have an additional three candidates who have successfully completed their High Incidence Special Education Program and the performance assessment but have not yet taken their two tests. The remaining 10 candidates are working on their coursework.

We are proud of these special education teachers and wish them much success in their profession!


Need

We are asking your help in covering the cost of the book that each candidate will use during the seminar. This book is given to each candidate to assist them in acquiring background knowledge and pedagogy as they prepare for the tests they are required to take and pass. The cost of each book is about $100. Due to the low pay for paraprofessionals and beginning teachers, the department would like to assist them in their fee for this book.


Program Requirements

The criteria for acceptance into this program includes the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in any content area, a minimum of one year of work as a special education paraprofessional and the recommendation of the local school district. The ultimate goal is then to apply for a limited apprentice license while working on a program in high incidence special education at Washburn University and then ultimately teaching special education at the elementary, middle school or high school level in a local school district in Kansas. 

The Limited Apprentice Pilot Program in High Incidence Special Education began as an alternative pathway for paraprofessionals who held initial degrees and who wanted to teach special education in the local schools. This program has been offered within the education department at Washburn University since its inception by KSDE in the summer of 2018. 

The state of Kansas has made some adjustments to this pilot and has begun offering this limited apprentice program in 2021 as an alternative pathway for paraprofessionals with initial degrees to work on acquiring their master’s degree in high incidence special education.

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Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,500 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 88
2 $1,250 Mass Media Program Enhancements 71
3 $1,000 Ichabods Moving Forward 60
4 $750 LinC Bonner Scholars 56
5 $500 Project Non Nobis Solum 54
6 Studying Leadership in South Africa 40
7 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund 38
8 Adopt-A-Turtle 36
9 Ichabod Opportunity Fund 28
10 Smart Lights for Theatre 27
11 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence 25
12 Care Closet Fund 22
13 School of Business General Scholarship Fund 21
14 Scholarships for Incoming Freshman 21
15 Nursing Student Skills Practice Kits 20
16 Kansas Legal Services 3rd Year Anywhere Externship 20
17 Baseball Fund 20
18 Sociology and Anthropology Scholarships 20
19 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative 19
20 Football Program 19
21 Business of Sustainability 18
22 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference 18
23 Women's Basketball Fund 17
24 Special Education Teachers 17
25 Tennis Fund 17
26 Doing the Right Thing - Ethics in Business 16
27 Law School General Scholarship Fund 14
28 Bods Feeding Bods Fund 14
29 Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships 13
30 Men's Basketball Fund 12
31 Track and Field Program Fund 10
32 iPads for Nursing 10
33 Future Leaders in Addiction Counseling 10
34 Volleyball Fund 10
35 Social Work License Prep 10
36 Wall Street Journal Subscription 9
37 Homeland Security Lecture Series 9
38 Washburn Tech Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
39 School of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
40 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
41 The World is Yours - International Business 8
42 Music Department Scholarship Fund 8
43 Softball 8
44 Tennis 7
45 Ichabod Athletics Scholarship Fund 7
46 Chemistry Department 7
47 Biology Department Scholarship Fund 7
48 Biology Department 7
49 Irwin Blitt Fellowship 7
50 Music Department 7
51 Mass Media Department 7
52 Golf 6
53 English Department 6
54 Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund 5
55 Nursing Scholarship Fund 5
56 Video Streaming 5
57 Criminal Justice Department 5
58 Education Department 5
59 English Department Scholarships Fund 5
60 Excellence in Athletics Fund 5
61 Department of Education Scholarship Fund 5
62 Leadership Institute Scholarships Fund 5
63 Mathematics & Statistics Department 4
64 Physics & Astronomy Department 4
65 Theatre Arts Department Fund 3
66 Political Science Scholarship Fund 3
67 Political Science Department 3
68 Leadership Institute Program 3
69 Kinesiology Department Scholarship Fund 3
70 Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund 2
71 Computer Information Sciences Scholarship Fund 2
72 Communication Department Scholarship Fund 2
73 Allied Health Scholarship Fund 2
74 Kinesiology Department 2
75 School of Applied Studies Dean's Fund for Excellence 2
76 Psychology Department 1
77 Social Work Department 1
78 History Department 1
79 College of Arts & Sciences General Scholarship 1
80 Washburn University Art Scholarship Fund 1
81 Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship Fund 1
82 Allied Health Department 1
83 Philosophy & Religious Studies Department 1
84 History Department Scholarship Fund 1
85 Washburn Tech Scholarship Fund 1
86 Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship Fund 1
87 Psychology Scholarship Fund 1
88 Communication Department 0
89 Computer Information Sciences Department 0
90 Family & Human Services Department 0
91 Modern Languages Department 0
92 Sociology/Anthropology Department Fund 0
93 International Programs Fund 0
94 School of Applied Studies Scholarship Fund 0
95 Art Department 0
96 Family & Human Services Department Scholarship Fund 0
97 Mass Media Scholarship Fund 0
98 Modern Languages Department Scholarship Fund 0
99 Social Work Department Scholarship Fund 0
100 International Programs Scholarship Fund 0
101 Theatre Arts Department Scholarship Fund 0
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Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund $15,200.00
2 $1,250 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence $7,055.00
3 $1,000 School of Business General Scholarship Fund $6,830.00
4 $750 Tennis $5,600.00
5 $500 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative $4,685.00
6 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee $4,293.00
7 Law School General Scholarship Fund $3,925.00
8 Nursing Student Skills Practice Kits $3,850.00
9 Mass Media Program Enhancements $3,405.00
10 Track and Field Program Fund $3,370.00
11 Scholarships for Incoming Freshman $3,315.00
12 Adopt-A-Turtle $3,150.00
13 Ichabods Moving Forward $2,914.00
14 Women's Basketball Fund $2,875.00
15 Football Program $2,800.00
16 LinC Bonner Scholars $2,730.00
17 Doing the Right Thing - Ethics in Business $2,650.00
18 Kansas Legal Services 3rd Year Anywhere Externship $2,615.00
19 Business of Sustainability $2,600.00
20 Ichabod Athletics Scholarship Fund $2,600.00
21 Care Closet Fund $2,270.00
22 Studying Leadership in South Africa $2,183.00
23 Bods Feeding Bods Fund $2,160.00
24 Special Education Teachers $2,075.00
25 Men's Basketball Fund $2,000.00
26 Ichabod Opportunity Fund $1,860.00
27 Baseball Fund $1,761.00
28 Washburn Tech Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,675.00
29 Smart Lights for Theatre $1,625.00
30 Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund $1,580.00
31 Sociology and Anthropology Scholarships $1,420.00
32 iPads for Nursing $1,346.00
33 Chemistry Department $1,205.00
34 Tennis Fund $1,200.00
35 School of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,155.00
36 Project Non Nobis Solum $1,093.00
37 Future Leaders in Addiction Counseling $1,055.00
38 Theatre Arts Department Fund $1,055.00
39 Biology Department Scholarship Fund $1,025.00
40 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference $1,000.00
41 Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships $1,000.00
42 Wall Street Journal Subscription $1,000.00
43 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,000.00
44 Golf $925.00
45 Mathematics & Statistics Department $900.00
46 Volleyball Fund $825.00
47 English Department $755.00
48 Nursing Scholarship Fund $705.00
49 The World is Yours - International Business $675.00
50 Video Streaming $675.00
51 Biology Department $660.00
52 Social Work License Prep $635.00
53 Criminal Justice Department $635.00
54 Education Department $600.00
55 Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund $600.00
56 Irwin Blitt Fellowship $575.00
57 English Department Scholarships Fund $541.00
58 Music Department Scholarship Fund $515.00
59 Softball $500.00
60 Psychology Department $500.00
61 Political Science Scholarship Fund $465.00
62 Physics & Astronomy Department $415.00
63 Excellence in Athletics Fund $400.00
64 Music Department $335.00
65 Department of Education Scholarship Fund $325.00
66 Homeland Security Lecture Series $321.00
67 Political Science Department $306.00
68 Leadership Institute Scholarships Fund $275.00
69 Social Work Department $250.00
70 Computer Information Sciences Scholarship Fund $200.00
71 History Department $200.00
72 Mass Media Department $180.00
73 Communication Department Scholarship Fund $150.00
74 Leadership Institute Program $135.00
75 Allied Health Scholarship Fund $125.00
76 Kinesiology Department $100.00
77 College of Arts & Sciences General Scholarship $100.00
78 Washburn University Art Scholarship Fund $100.00
79 Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship Fund $100.00
80 Kinesiology Department Scholarship Fund $75.00
81 School of Applied Studies Dean's Fund for Excellence $75.00
82 Allied Health Department $50.00
83 Philosophy & Religious Studies Department $50.00
84 History Department Scholarship Fund $50.00
85 Washburn Tech Scholarship Fund $50.00
86 Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship Fund $25.00
87 Psychology Scholarship Fund $25.00
88 Communication Department $0.00
89 Computer Information Sciences Department $0.00
90 Family & Human Services Department $0.00
91 Modern Languages Department $0.00
92 Sociology/Anthropology Department Fund $0.00
93 International Programs Fund $0.00
94 School of Applied Studies Scholarship Fund $0.00
95 Art Department $0.00
96 Family & Human Services Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
97 Mass Media Scholarship Fund $0.00
98 Modern Languages Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
99 Social Work Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
100 International Programs Scholarship Fund $0.00
101 Theatre Arts Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
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Match
Special Education Teacher Match
Cindy Rogers, ba ’69, will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 toward the Special Education Teacher fund.
$2,075 MATCHED
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