Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I apply to the program?
Application to the program itself is done via our website:
Pathways 1 and 2 applicants must apply for and be accepted to the Graduate College before applying to Project I2.
Pathway 3 applicants must apply for and be accepted as a Non-Degree Seeking student (this must be done either via mail or in person) before applying to Project I2. The documents necessary are as follows:
All potential participants must apply for and be accepted to the appropriate entity (either graduate college or as a non-degree seeking student). This includes taking and passing the GRE or Miller’s Analogy Test for Pathways 1 and 2.
- What are the application deadlines for Project I2?
- All requirements for degree-seeking application and non-degree seeking application must be completed before the dates below.
- Fall-July 1
- Spring-November 1
- Summer-April 1
- Who is this program available for?
- This program is designed for currently certified teachers. Participants cannot be in default on a U.S. Federal Government loan.
- I do not have a teaching certification, am I eligible for the program?
- No, you are not eligible for the program. You must be a currently certified teacher.
- I have a temporary certificate in ESE K-12, do I qualify for the program?
- Yes. You meet the qualifications of being a currently certified teacher, as long as your temporary certification is valid.
- I do not have an ESE Bachelor’s Degree, but I possess an ESE certification, am I eligible for Pathway 2?
- No. Pathway 2 requires BOTH a Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education (Special Education) and teacher certification in Exceptional Student Education (Special Education). If you do not possess BOTH, apply for Pathway 1.
- Can I complete my graduate practicum and graduate internship in my current teaching position?
- If you teach in a classroom with students with disabilities, you are eligible to complete your practicum and internship in your current school.
- I do not have a Bachelor’s Degree, am I eligible for the program?
- No, you are not eligible for the program. You must be a currently certified teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree.
- I already have the ASD endorsement, am I eligible for the Master’s Degree?
- No. We are not offering a Master’s Degree only option for individuals who already hold the ASD endorsement.
- What time of day are courses offered?
- Courses are offered in the evening.
- When are courses offered?
- Courses are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- How many courses am I required to take per semester?
- One to two courses per semester are required for project participants.
- Can I take more than two courses per semester?
- With approval from the Project Director, project participants may take more than two courses per semester.
- What campus are courses offered on?
- Courses are offered on the Boca Raton campus.
- Will courses be offered online?
- The majority of courses will be offered in person, with some courses offered online, depending on the semester and class.
- What is funded?
- Tuition (including the eLearning fee) is funded in this program. Books and transportation fees ($76.90 in fall, $76.90 in spring, $32.04 in summer) are not funded.
- Is there a service obligation requirement?
- Yes. For each year of funding received you will be required to “pay it back” with two years of professional service to students with disabilities. The service obligation “payback” begins at the completion of the first year in Project I2, i.e., Pathway 1 and 2 participants can start the service obligation payback after the completion of one year in the project.
- Will I need to change jobs?
- If you are not currently teaching students with disabilities, you will need to obtain employment providing services to students with disabilities.
- What if I start the program and can’t finish?
- You will be required to pay back the money.
- What if I fail a class?
- You will be required to retake the class at your own cost to continue in the project. Courses can only be repeated once.
- What is a passing grade in a graduate level course at FAU?
- All graduate courses must be passed with a grade of B or above.
- When will I find out if I have been accepted to the project?
- Interview request emails will be sent out after each semester deadline passes. Selected interviewees will be notified of acceptance following completion of the interview process.
Questions? Email ProjectI2@fau.edu
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H325K150212. However, those 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, Celia Rosenquist.