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STEM+ FOR ALL Teaching Fellowship

Online Master's Degree in Education - Complete in 17 months

The Patton College of Education STEM+ FOR ALL program focuses on supporting individuals who seek to change their careers to become Intervention Specialist teachers. You can obtain an online Master's Degree in Education (M.Ed.) with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in one of three different majors:

  • Mild to Moderate Educational Needs (K-12)
  • Moderate to Intensive Educational Needs (K-12)
  • Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (PreK-3)

Watch a recorded information session

Our faculty, staff, and students give an overview of the program and what it is really like. 


Financial Aid

Prospective teachers in the STEM+ FOR ALL Teaching Fellowship program receive the following financial support:

  • Stipend up to $27,450 to offset cost-of-living expenses while completing the program
  • Financial assistance of up to $8,000 in federal TEACH Grant funding
  • Additional federal financial aid based on financial need

 


STEM+ FOR ALL Teaching Fellowship Information

       STEM+ FOR ALL Master's in Education flyer (PDF)

STEM+ FOR ALL flyer

 

 

 

       STEM+ FOR ALL Teaching Fellowship (video)

 

Online Graduate Program in Special Education - Who Should Apply?

  • People with science, technology, engineering, and math backgrounds*
  • Teaching assistants, aides, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers*
  • People with PreK-12 certification who haven't taught

* Bachelor's degree required


Put Your Plan into Action

Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2021*

Application materials include three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of two pages indicating your commitment to teaching and highlighting your knowledge and/or accomplishments in STEM fields and unofficial transcripts from your baccalaureate degree program. Because space is limited in this program, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

When completing the application, please be sure to type STEM+ in the “Administrative Use Only” box at the bottom of Pg. 1. This will let us know of your interest in this program. 

 

Type STEM+ in the “Administrative Use Only” box at the bottom of Pg. 1

 

* The next cohort begins spring semester, January 2022, and the application deadline is December 1, 2021

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Contact

Ryan Pigman, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
309 McCracken Hall
specialeducation@ohio.edu
740.593.0154


Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program

A partnership between Ohio University and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO), the STEM+ FOR ALL program seeks to improve the quality of OHIO's special education teacher preparation program. Ohio University received the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, totaling more than $4.1 million in grant funding spanning over five years.


 Our Partners in Education

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ESCCO
PAST Foundation logo
The PAST Foundation
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StartSOLE

 

Meet the 2021 STEM+ FOR ALL Teaching Fellows
Jocelyn Sapp

Jocelyn Sapp

Jocelyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from The Ohio State University in May of 2020. Since graduating, she started the STEM+ FOR ALL Graduate program at Ohio University in May of 2020. Jocelyn is getting her Master's Degree in Education with licensure as an Intervention Specialist majoring in Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. While completing her bachelor's degree, Jocelyn worked as a daycare teacher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and was also a volunteer Young Life Leader at a high school in Columbus, Ohio for 3 years. Some of Jocelyn's interests and hobbies are running, baking, and traveling.

 


 

Roderick Blount

Roderick Q. Blount, Jr.

Roderick earned a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Political Science from Ball State University in 2008. He earned a Master of Arts in African American and African Studies from The Ohio State University. Since graduating, Roderick served as a TA and substitute through ESCCO and Columbus City Schools. He also served as an admissions counselor, college instructor, and GTA at various institutions. Roderick is currently enrolled at Ohio University in the Special Education Master's Degree program with a major as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. He is very active in fraternal and civic organizations and enjoys volunteering in the Columbus area.

 


 

Bailey Lohr

Bailey Lohr

In 2014, Bailey earned a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Vocal Music from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. Since graduating, she has worked with special needs individuals at Flat Rock Care Center and is currently working as a paraprofessional with the Education Service Center of Central Ohio. Bailey is enrolled at Ohio University in the Master's Degree in Special Education program to become certified as an Intervention Specialist for Moderate-to-Intensive Educational Needs.

 

 


 

Sopresa Jones

Sorpresa Jones 

Sorpresa earned a Bachelor of Arts in New Media and Technology Communications from The Ohio State University in 2018. After graduating, she worked for Nationwide Insurance until she had her son in March of 2019. Sorpresa was a stay at home mom until she began to substitute for South-Western City Schools starting September 2019. She grew to love substituting as an Intervention Specialist and eventually was hired to work as a long-term Intervention Specialist substitute. Currently, Sorpresa is working towards a Master's Degree in Education at Ohio University with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. Additionally, she is a TA and student teacher in an ED classroom. In her free time, Sorpresa loves cooking and taking care of her husband and son!

 


 

Sydney Dietz

 Sydney Dietz

Sydney earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2016. Since graduating, she has worked for the ESC of Central Ohio as a substitute and then a TA at Ventures Academy II.  Sydney is working to earn her Master’s Degree in Education with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs at Ohio University. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her one-year old son Waylon.

 

 


 

Jalynn Graham

Jalynn Graham

Jalynn earned a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a minor in Psychology from Walsh University in 2017. After graduating, she worked for the Boys & Girls Club as a Youth Engagement Specialist. In September 2018 Jalynn began to substitute for South-Western City Schools. Shortly after substituting, she began working for the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio in one of their middle school ED classrooms as a TA. Currently, Jalynn is working towards a Master’s Degree in Education at Ohio University with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. As she works towards her Master’s Degree, Jalynn continues to work for the ESCCO as a TA and coaches freshman girls basketball at Gahanna Lincoln High School. Jalynn loves cooking, sports, getting her nails done, and spending time with her family.

 


 

Jamie Belcher

Jamie Belcher

Jamie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Ohio University and a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar and has since worked in the public sector as a labor and employment attorney and Human Resources professional. Jamie is working towards her Master’s Degree in Education at Ohio University with licensure as an Intervention Specialist in Mild-to-Moderate Educational Needs. Jamie lives in Upper Arlington with her husband, five kids, and two fat cats. 

 


 

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Education Resources for Teaching Fellows

Professional Learning

Affirm (Autism Focused)
https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/user/register

Atlas
https://atlas.nbpts.org/login?next=%2Fcases%2F

IRIS
https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources/iris-resource-locator/

OCALI (Special Education)
https://www.ocali.org/

Standford Inspire
https://online.sanfordinspire.org/

 


Teacher Resources

Teach HUB: K-12 Resources By Teachers, For Teachers
https://www.teachhub.com/

Open Educational Resources (OER) Commons
https://www.oercommons.org/

Annenberg Learner
Multimedia resources for K-12 classroom instruction and teacher professional development
http://www.learner.org

 


Professional Organization Resources

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
http://www.cast.org/

Council for Exceptional Children
https://exceptionalchildren.org/

EdSource
https://edsource.org/

Educating All Learners Alliance
An alliance of national education organizations collaborating to provide resources to ensure equity for all learners during special education remote instruction
https://eala.wpengine.com/

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
https://www.ocecd.org/

 

 

Educational Technology

Communication Tools

Flipgrid
Create a short video to engage students in learning. Students create response videos on classroom topics.
https://flipgrid.com/

Remote Learning on Flipgrid
https://static.flipgrid.com/docs/Flipgrid-Getting-Started-Remote-Learning-05-August-2020.pdf

Mentimeter
Create interactive activities with students: live polls, quizzes, word clouds, and Q&As
https://www.mentimeter.com/

Voki
Create online text-to-speech animated videos using customizable avatars.
https://www.voki.com/

STEM Plans & Reports

Reimaging the Role of Technology in Education

2017 National Education Technology Plan Update

The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) provides a national vision and plan for educational technology learning.

Reimaging the Role of Technology in Education: 2017 National Education Technology Plan Update (PDF)

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Reimaging the Role of Technology in Higher Education

A Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education is a supplement to the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), which builds on the principles described in each of the NETP’s five sections: learning, teaching, leadership, assessment, and infrastructure.

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education (PDF)

Reimaging the Role of Technology in Higher Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief

Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners

The Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief provides guiding principles for early educators (including those in home settings), early learning programs, schools, and families on the use of technology by young children to support them in making informed choices for all children.

Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief (PDF)

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Charting a Course for Success

America's Strategy for STEM Education

Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education presents the Federal Government’s STEM Education five-year strategic plan. The vision is for all Americans to have lifelong access to high quality STEM education, and for the United States to be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment.

Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education (PDF)

Charting a Course for Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The State of U.S. Science and Engineering

2020 National Science Board Science & Engineering Indicators

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering report provides indicators of the U.S. science & engineering (S&E) enterprise, including: education, workforce, research & design (R&D), industry output, and innovation.

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering (PDF)

The State of U.S. Science and Engineering