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Project BRIDGES 2.0


The purpose of this federally-funded, personnel preparation project is to support the preparation of highly qualified special education teachers and school psychologists as to serve students with low incidence disabilities (LID) including students with persistent and severe learning and behavioral problems that require the most intensive individualized supports.


Forty-six scholars from Central Florida school districts will be selected to:

  • Receive tuition support to complete an interdisciplinary, Collaborative Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate and either a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) or an Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology.
  • Participate in a cohort model that includes a strong mentorship program.
  • Complete a unique program of study developed by UCF professors in school psychology and special education.
  • Acquire specific knowledge and skills to meet the Advanced Standards of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as an Academic and Behavioral Intervention Specialists and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Domains of School Psychology Training and Practice.
  • Access to model demonstration classrooms in high poverty settings. 

 Educational Partners:

The professional learning and applied experiences provided by this project are enhanced through partnerships with:

    Getting Involved:

    If you see your professional goals aligned with this project’s mission and goals, please review the application information about Project Bridges.  We look forward to hearing from you.