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Feb. 21, 2012

Contact Susan Hughes at 608-796-3394 or srhughes@viterbo.edu 

VITERBO TO OFFER SPECIAL EDUCATION LICENSURE PROGRAM 

LA CROSSE, Wis. – In an effort to enhance the skills of educators and to alleviate the shortage of special education teachers in Wisconsin, Viterbo University will offer a new Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approved Cross-categorical Special Education Licensure program.

“We are pleased to offer this new licensure program, as it will allow teachers to broaden their area of expertise, which we believe will increase their employability,” said Susan Hughes, director of educational research at Viterbo. “By offering a program that is relevant, convenient, and close to home, we anticipate that teachers around the State of Wisconsin will take this opportunity to develop an additional area of expertise.”

The Viterbo Special Education Licensure program has emphases in cognitive disabilities and specific learning disabilities, with options for teachers at middle childhood to early adolescence and/or early adolescence to adolescence, and is designed to meet the Council for Exceptional Children Professional Teaching Standards. The program also reinforces Viterbo’s commitment to preparing quality educators in Wisconsin.

The Viterbo program will be offered on weekends and in the summer in four locations throughout Wisconsin—La Crosse, Gillett, Madison, and Milwaukee. The La Crosse and Gillett cohorts are scheduled to begin in June 2012, with the Madison and Milwaukee cohorts beginning at a later date.

For more information about the Special Education Licensure program, visit http://www.viterbo.edu/CrossCategoricalSpecialEducation/.

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