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					 Southeast Regional                      SERCLID
 Consortium for Low
Incidence Disabilities
 AL   AR   FL   GA   LA   MS   OK   PR   TX   USVI


 Addressing the pervasive, critical shortage
 of qualified educational personnel to serve
 individuals (early childhood through 12th
 grade) who are deaf/hard of hearing,
 blind/visually impaired, and deaf-blind.
Understanding the unique challenges…
 Pervasive, critical shortage of qualified educational
  personnel in low incidence disabilities
 Sporadic, but immediate, local needs for qualified personnel
 Need for on the job training for uncertified personnel
 Not a priority of institutes of higher education (IHE)
 Downsizing of low incidence programs at IHEs
 NCLB and HQT constraints on teacher training
 Barriers to interstate mobility of personnel
 Recruitment and retention challenges (i.e., personnel
  isolation; competing state/local priorities)
 National concerns r.e. outcomes for students with low
  incidence disabilities
  Documenting personnel shortages…
The Needs Assessment in the Low Incidence Disabilities



D/HH Teachers           Educational Interpreters

B/VI Teachers           O & M Specialists

DB Teachers             Braille transcribers
Map of D/HH Teacher Training Programs in the Southeast Region
                                                                                  MISSISSIPPI
                                                ARKANSAS                             University of Southern
                                                   University of Arkansas            Mississippi
                                                    – Little Rock                     Hattiesburg, MS (CED)
                 OKLAHOMA                           Little Rock, AR (CED)
                   University of Science and
                    Arts of Oklahoma                                                                     GEORGIA
                    Chickasha, OK (CED)                                                                    Georgia State University
                                                                                                            Atlanta, GA
                     University of Tulsa
                      Tulsa, OK (CED)                                                                       Valdosta State University
                                                                                                             Valdosta, GA


  TEXAS                                                                                                        FLORIDA
     Lamar University,                                                                                           University of North
      Beaumont, TX (CED)                                                                                           Florida
                                                                                                                   Jacksonville, FL (CED)
     University of Texas health
      Science Center at San                                                                                       Flagler College
      Antonio                                                                                                      St. Augustine, FL (CED)
      San Antonio, Texas (CED)

     Baylor University                                                                                                   PUERTO RICO
      Waco, TX

     Stephen F. Austin State
      University
      Nacogdoches, TX
                                                  LOUISIANA                                                          US VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                                     University of New Orleans
     Texas Christian University
                                                      New Orleans, LA (CED)
      Fort Worth, Texas
                                                                                           ALABAMA
     Texas Tech University                                                                   University of Montevallo
      Lubbock, TX (CED)                                                                        Montevallo, AL (CED)

     Texas Women’s University
      Denton, Texas
Map of BVI & DB Teacher Training Programs in the Southeast Region
                                       ARKANSAS                               MISSISSIPPI
                                          University of Arkansas at Little      University of Southern
                                           Rock                                   Mississippi
       OKLAHOMA                            Little Rock, Arkansas (CEC)            Hattiesburg, Mississippi (CEC)
         Northeastern State                                                      Severe/Deaf-Blind
          University
          Tahlequah, OK                                                          Jackson State University
                                                                                  Jackson, Mississippi

                                                                                                      GEORGIA




                                                                                                         FLORIDA
                                                                                                            Florida State University
                                                                                                             Tallahassee, Florida (CEC)


         TEXAS
            Stephen F. Austin State
             University                                                                                           PUERTO RICO
             Nacogdoches, TX (CEC)

            Texas Tech University
             Lubbock, TX (CEC)
             VI/Deaf-Blind
                                              LOUISIANA                                                         US VIRGIN ISLANDS
                                                 University of New Orleans
                                                  New Orleans, LA (CEC)

                                                                                  ALABAMA
                                                                                     University of Alabama,
                                                                                      Birmingham
                                                                                      Birmingham, AL (CEC)
                                                                                       VI/Deaf-Blind
                           IHE Personnel
                        Preparation Programs
                                                     Program Approval
                                                        Standards &
                                                     IHE Accreditation




            Certification &
         Licensure Standards
                                      SERCLID
                                       Consortium &
                                    Steering Committee          Recruitment &
                                                                  Retention




                   Assessment of
                   Qualifications
                                                Professional
                                                Development




SERCLID Systems Design Model
                        IHE Personnel
                     Preparation Programs
                                            Program Approval
                                               Standards &
                                            IHE Accreditation




         Certification &
      Licensure Standards
                                 SERCLID
                               2005 – 2006
                                                       Recruitment &
                                  MOU                    Retention




Emphasizing personnel preparation and,
 in turn, certification and recruitment
                                    Promoting our
                                    traditional higher
                IHE Personnel
             Preparation Programs   education programs
                                    and supporting the
                                    development and/or
                                    expansion of RPPMs

Regional Personnel Preparation Models
Multi-state models via distance technology
 with ease of interstate mobility
                                                 Certification &
                                              Licensure Standards
  SERCLID Composition
 Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
 Families
 Advocacy Organizations
 State Education Agencies
 Local Education Agencies
 State Certification Officers
 Higher Education Faculty
 Higher Education Administrators
 Resource Persons
 Regional and National Partners
 Southeast Regional                        SERCLID
 Consortium for Low
Incidence Disabilities
 AL   AR   FL   GA   LA   MS   OK   PR    TX   USVI


 Coming together is a beginning;
      keeping together is progress;
            working together is success.
                                         - Henry Ford

				
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