Project I-LEAD: Interdisciplinary Learning Disability Education to Advance Development

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Are you a future school psychologist or special educator interested in supporting students with severe learning disabilities in schools?

Project I-LEAD prepares you through an intensive pre-service interdisciplinary program to more effectively and efficiently provide evidence-based services to contribute to improved student outcomes.

Whether you’re interested in applying or currently in the school psychology specialist certificate program or the special education licensure program, Project I-LEAD will prepare you to provide research-based educational services for students with severe learning disabilities (LD) who have high-intensity needs. This fellowship is supported by a training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.

As an I-LEAD scholar, you can receive up to $36,000 ($9,000 per semester) across a two-year experience. Approximately 9 fellowships are available per semester. 

Get more information on what’s expected of our scholars by visiting the goals and competencies and training sections of this site.

Project I-LEAD supports the development of practice leaders in their school contexts by enhancing their preparation to engage in effective, interdisciplinary, collaborative research-based services for students with severe LD who have high intensity needs. More about I-LEAD.