Mansel A. Nelson
Program Coordinator Voice 928 523 1275/1496
Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
PO Box 5765
Northern Arizona University Hanley Hall
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 7, Room 112
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Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:33:42 -0700
From: Marylynn Quartaroli
Subject: Grant-funded EdD opportunityMansel,Would it be possible for you to forward this announcement to your listserves regarding a grant-funded opportunity for Native
American/Mexican American teachers to pursue an EdD? A flyer is also attached. - Thanks, MLQNAU's College of Education is now recruiting for the FIRST Grant that will support 12 students in the C&I doctoral degree.
The four basic criteria for consideration are:
a. for Native Americans and Mexican Americans only
b. must have at least two years teaching full time in a special education classroom and be certified in special
c. must commit in writing to becoming a college or university level special education department faculty member upon
completion of the doctoral degree.
d. must have a masters degree or the equivalent
We are recruiting all across the country and holding recruiting meetings in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. If you
know of anyone who might be interested and qualified have them contact me or give me their contact information.ATTENTION: INDIVIDUALS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION INTERESTED IN EARNING A DOCTORATEThe U.S. Department of Education has awarded NAU's College of Education a grant to prepare Culturally & Linguistically
Diverse Special Education Doctoral Students. The grant will fund Mexican American or Native American individuals, including
individuals with disabilities. The grant will provide 12 students the opportunity to earn a doctorate in education (Ed. D.)
in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Special Education beginning in
Spring 2004 and ending by December 2007. This innovative program will allow these individuals to keep their positions in
local school districts during the school year, while taking courses through distance education and through intensive doctoral
studies in Flagstaff during the summers.
The grant will provide funding for tuition, books, travel to Flagstaff and family campus housing in the summer, and nominal
research stipends; in addition, the grant funds faculty research mentors, doctoral student mentors, and enrichment seminars
with nationally known researchers in bilingual special education. FIRST program graduates will be prepared and expected to
take positions in departments of special education at colleges or universities.
Prerequisites for FIRST doctoral candidates in addition to requirements for admission into the NAU
C& I doctoral program:
1. Native American or Mexican American background.
2. Two or more years teaching experience as a fully certified special education teacher (need documentation from Special
Education Director of your role as a teacher whose primary responsibility was in special education as well as a copy of
special education teaching certificate).
August 2003 - September 2003 Recruitment and informational meetings
October 15, 2003 All applicants need to have completed Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
November 1, 2003 Deadline for NAU to receive names for required C& I recommendation names/addresses.
November 20, 2003 Application to NAU Graduate College deadline, $45 application fee is non-refundable.
December 15, 2003 Deadline for NAU to receive all FIRST and C & I application materials including test scores.
January 2004 C&I Admissions Committee & FIRST Screening Committee review applications/make selections
February 1, 2004 Notification to individuals receiving FIRST grant funding.
February 15, 2004 Coursework beginsRecruitment Meetings Schedule*:
September 8, 2003 - NAU/Flagstaff, Arizona 6:00-8:00pm - Northern Arizona University, College of Education, room 204.September 11, 2003 - Albuquerque, New Mexico 5:30-8:00pm - Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Conference Room SB 102,
717 University SESeptember 12, 2003 - Durango, Colorado 5:30-8:00pm - Durango School District Boardroom, 201 E 12th St.September 18, 2003 - Chinle, Arizona 5:00-8:00pm - Chinle High School Cafeteria, Indian Rte7& Hwy 191.September 19, 2003 - Monument Valley, Utah 3:00-5:00pm - Monument Valley High School #2*If you are unable to attend a recruitment meeting, application information may be found at: www.nau.edu/ci-docFor more information contact:
FIRST GRANT Phone: 928-523-0677
College of Education Fax: 928-523-1929
Northern Arizona University Lela.Montfort@...
Flagstaff, AZ 86011OR:Stephen D. Lapan, Ph.D.
Coordinator, C&I Doctoral Program
College of Education
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774
Ph: (928) 523-3480 Fax: (928) 523-1929