What is Project STRIDE?
STRIDE is the acronym for Strengthening Rural, Inclusive, Diverse, Early Educators.
We are pleased to announce this continuing project funded by the Office of Special Education Projects (OSEP) that will be offered through the College of Education at Northern Arizona University. Project STRIDE supports 20 graduate students earning certification and a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education. The program is Flagstaff-based, however all coursework will be delivered online. Scholars will participate in a two-day, face-to-face summer orientation, as well as a three-day summer intensive institute. Project STRIDE faculty will provide ongoing mentoring to the scholars, and will collaborate with LEAs and community programs to coordinate classroom experiences.
What are the benefits for, and expectations of, Project STRIDE scholars?
Project STRIDE provides selected scholars with:
- full tuition
- laptop computer
- funding to support travel
For more detailed information, see the district/employer benefits and expectations.
How do I apply to Project STRIDE?
- unofficial transcripts
- 3 professional letters of recommendation
- district/employer letter of support
- personal statement in which you answer the following two questions:
- what strengths and personal and/or professional experiences will you contribute to Project STRIDE?
- Project STRIDE scholars are expected to be committed to the program. How will you manage competing demands (e.g. personal, work, family) along with the demands of an intense graduate program?
Once you have the above documents (in electronic format), you must complete the online application.