Scholarships Available to Obtain Special Education Master’s and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Oklahoma

 

The University of Oklahoma offers three exciting Scholarship opportunities for those interested in Secondary Transition and/or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). When applying to the OU graduate program, please indicate the specific scholarship opportunity in which you are interested in the first line of your personal statement. See attached flyers for detailed information.

Transition Education Scholars Master’s Degree Program. Transition Education Scholars have the opportunity to pursue a 36-credit hour Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Secondary Transition Education. Upon graduation, students will receive an OU Graduate College Certificate in Secondary Transition Education. Additional coursework is available for those interested in special education licensure. Approximately eight Transition Education Scholars who are U.S. citizens will receive an $18,000 award plus a $1,500 to attend CEC’s Division on Career Development and Transition annual conference. The funds will be distributed each semester over two years to cover the cost of tuition, fees, texts, materials, and other expenses.

Transition ABA Scholars Master’s Degree Program. The 36-hour master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Secondary Transition Education and Applied Behavior Analysis requires a coursework sequence that has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Upon graduation, students will receive OU Graduate College Certificates in Secondary Transition Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Students must complete an additional 1,500 hours supervised experience to be eligible for the BCBA exam, which special educators may be able to complete in their classrooms. Approximately eight Transition ABA Scholars who are U.S. citizens will receive an $18,000 award plus $1,500 to attend CEC’s Division on Career Development and Transition and the ABA annual conferences. The funds will be distributed each semester over two years to cover the cost of tuition, fees, texts, materials, and other expenses.

Sooner Scholars Doctoral Degree Program. Sooner Scholars will attend OU full time to prepare to become assistant professors of Special Education and obtain a doctoral degree. The four-year plan of study emphasizes Secondary Transition Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Six Sooner Scholars who are U.S. citizens will receive a $28,000 annual stipend for up to four years, paid tuition and fees, $1,500 annual travel allowance to attend the DCDT and ABA conferences, a laptop computer, and Zarrow Center office space and support.

Service Obligation. For each year of financial support, Scholars must work two years with students with disabilities as special educators, transition specialists, behavior analysts, or college professors.

Application Process. Applications are due March 1st. To complete the on-line application, go to http://ed.ou.edu/graduateadmissions. For application assistance contact the Department of Educational Psychology’s Graduate Program Officer at 405-325-4525 or email edpsych@ou.edu

Degree Questions. Contact Kendra Williams-Diehm, Ph.D., klwd@ou.edu, (405) 325-5848; Jim Martin, Ph.D., jemartin@ou.edu, (405) 325-8951; or Amber McConnell, Ph.D., ambermcc@ou.edu, (405) 325-8951

 

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