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This innovative College of Education graduate research program in special education—which prepared dozens of elementary school teachers to work with children with autism spectrum disorders over the last several years—has received a third grant to continue through 2017. More than 70 percent of the funding supports fellowships for highly qualified students to pursue master's degrees with a focus on autism spectrum disorders.

COPPA students learn how to use evidence-based practices when serving children with ASD in regular classrooms, provide consultation and in-service training to other teachers, and conduct research with children and their families.


U.S. Department of Education

Principal Investigator

Active Since

December 2013