Rodman Special Education Cohort Scholars

What is the Rodman Special Education Program?

The Rodman Special Education Cohort Program is an intensive 1-year program in which undergraduate special education majors can complete their Bachelor of Science degree and be licensed as a generalist special educator.

In the fall semester of the program, the participants take a course in a 1-week time period for 13 weeks (Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM). In the spring semester of the program, five courses are taken (on Monday and Tuesday evenings) and the participants pre-student teach (all day). In the summer of the program, the participants complete their student teaching and graduate.

What are the benefits of being a Rodman Scholar?

  • The Rodman Program pays all tuition and fees for the 3-semesters of coursework (fall 2017, spring 2018, summer 2018).
  • Money to purchase a tablet (i.e., iPad, Surface, Kindle).
  • Completing 2 years of study in a 1-year intensive course of study.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students must have completed the following:

  • Must have completed all of their UNLV General Education Core requirements.
  • Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Must have taken and passed all three sections of the Praxis Core exam.
  • Must have taken and passed EDU 203 (Introduction to Special Education), EDU 280 (Valuing Cultural Diversity), EDU 214E (Preparing Teachers to Use Technology), and EPY 303 (Educational Psychology) prior to the beginning of the fall 2017 semester.
  • Cannot have taken any 400-level special education courses.

What are the next steps?

  1. Complete the Rodman Scholar Application and submit with the required materials by May 1, 2017.
  2. Complete the Rodman Scholar on-campus interview during the week of May 1, 2017.
  3. Complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible (all participants must have a FAFSA on file).
  4. Complete any coursework needed (as outlined above) by August 28, 2017.

Dr. Kyle Higgins
Email: higgins@unlv.nevada.edu
Phone: 702-895-1102
Room: CEB 120