Mentoring The Next Generation

» Postdoctoral Fellows: Beginning in 2013, five post-doctoral fellows were recruited to gain training and assist research in early childhood studies. Two have completed their training. This fall, one will begin her second year of training. Another is now a post-doctoral associate, continuing her work in our center.

» Doctoral Leaders: Center faculty received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train five doctoral students. The knowledge they acquire will prepare them for leadership positions, through which they can improve outcomes for families and young children, including those with — or at risk for — disabilities.

» Master’s Scholars: Mary McLean received $1.2 million for five years in scholarship funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to mentor 70 master’s students in the college’s Unified Early Childhood Program. Graduates will teach young children with disabilities in the United States through a two-year service obligation.

IMPACT: Preparing new scientists, leaders and practitioners to help children and families.