Personnel Improvement Center Received Funding from OSEP
The National Center to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Improvement Center) was funded on October 1, 2008, under a new cooperative agreement between the and the U.S. Department of Education, (OSEP).
As a technical assistance and dissemination (TA and D) project, our mission was to identify, disseminate and assist States in implementing evidence based practices to meet the need for highly or fully qualified special education, early intervention and related services personnel, including paraprofessionals.
The Personnel Improvement Center worked on multiple levels to achieve its mission. On the national level, we conducted an on-going national recruitment campaign to attract persons to the field of special education, early intervention and the related services careers.
We offer information about as well as a available on this website. We also have information to enter personnel preparation programs and information about .
Bi-monthly conference calls and web casts were offered to interested persons working to alleviate personnel shortages at the national, state or local level. Issue briefs, which followed each of the , can be found on each of the critical issues web pages.
- Develop and implement personnel data management plans
- Plan and deliver personnel preparation program partnerships to meet local needs
- Assist local districts and programs in attracting, developing and supporting new and existing personnel.
The Center welcomed targeted partnerships with other centers, associations and organizations interested in developing and implementing successful solutions to personnel shortages in the field of special education, early intervention and the related services.
See our featured partners on this website.