Career Resources for Future Doctorates in Early Intervention, Special Education and Related Services
Current doctoral candidates in early intervention, special education and related services are preparing to be university professors, researchers, policy makers, educational administrators, and advocates. Success in these roles demands a unique combination of knowledge and skills attained through coursework and hands-on experience in research, teaching, and leadership. The Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) has launched a new initiative to provide information on opportunities and resources that can assist doctoral students to become effective future leaders in early intervention, special education and related services.
Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders in Special Education
OSEP recognizes that it is only through the efforts of our next generation of leaders that we can expect outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families to continue to improve.
The 325 Scholar's Initiative
We expect this initiative to evolve over time to suit the needs of scholars and faculty and to address changes in early intervention, special education, and related services' policies and practices. Currently, the OSEP 325D Scholar's Initiative expects to assist scholars by:
- sharing information on opportunities and resources that have the potential to expand their knowledge and skills in research, teaching, and leadership;
- providing job related information; and
- facilitating connections to other professionals serving infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families.
An Overview of the Office of Special Education Programs Webinar
- This webinar recorded on July 11, 2022 provides an overview of Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), it also provides and overview of the of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and highlights the work of the Research to Practice Division and the Monitoring and State Improvement Planning Division within OSEP.
Research, Funding and Career Resources
The 325D Scholar's resource page contains web-based resources on the following topics:
- Grant Writing
- Funding Opportunities
- Databases of Federally Funded Grants
- Large or Longitudinal Databases - Training and Datasets
- Resources to Support the Research Process
- Standards for Evaluating Research
- Career Resources
Videos and Accompanying Materials
- Measuring Educator Effectiveness
- Sustaining and Scaling Up Projects; Lessons Learned
- Finding and Supporting Collaborative Work