The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, part of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded Fontbonne University a $1.25 million grant to fund deaf education and speech-language pathology scholars.
The five-year grant, made to Fontbonne’s Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education (CDDE), will support 32 scholars seeking a master’s degree in early intervention in deaf education or speech-language pathology, officials said. Students who receive this funding will enter a six-semester evidence-based program to help prepare them to become skilled speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf through an interdisciplinary approach, the university said.
“Fontbonne has a long history of implementing a high-quality interprofessional personnel preparation program,” Jenna Voss, assistant professor and associate dean of Fontbonne’s College of Education and Allied Health Professions and CDDE’s graduate deaf education program director, said in a statement. “Our speech-language pathology and deaf education