Preparing Inclusive Educators (PIE)

PIE - Preparing Inclusive Educators, is a program improvement grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. 

Increasing the number of qualified special educators who are prepared to meet the complex needs of students is one of several goals of the project.  There is a huge demand nationally and in Williamsburg for special educators who are culturally and linguistically competent and prepared to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment.

PIE will recruit students to W&M's graduate programs in special education.  Additionally, this project will develop partnerships with local schools to assist them in ensuring that local special education teachers are fully licensed, and will work collaboratively with schools to identify any additional needs that the project may assist in addressing.  The project will also establish a parent advisory board to help identify needs as seen by parents to improve special education. 

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, Cooperative Agreement, #H325T090009.  However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  Project Officer, Grace Duran.