Implementation of a Dual Certification Program at the Secondary Level: Lessons Learned in our First Year. Poster presented at the 2014 OSEP Project Directors' Conference. Washington, DC. (July, 2014)(Co-Presenter)
MOSAIC is a new dual certification program to prepare highly qualified high school teachers in Special Education and one of the following content areas: English, Math, Science, or Social Studies. This poster will present different components of the MOSAIC program found to be successful through qualitative and quantitative data collected throughout the first year. The integration of digital case studies of local adolescents with disabilities, web-based Evidence Based Practices manual, family involvement in courses, Bug-In-Ear observations, and developing mentor teacher relationships for student teaching experiences created a unique and rigorous teacher preparation program for students seeking dual certification at the secondary level. The MOSAIC program is supported by a 325T grant entitled Restructuring and Improving Special Education at the University of Pittsburgh (grant award number – PR H3252T110003).