Feb. 21, 2012
Contact Susan Hughes at
608-796-3394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VITERBO TO OFFER SPECIAL EDUCATION LICENSURE PROGRAM
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.”
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.
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/.