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November 7, 2019

Fontbonne Awarded Grant to Support Graduate Students


November 7, 2019

Clarke is pleased to share that Fontbonne University’s Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education has been awarded a $1.25 million grant by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS).

The grant will help support the regional shortage of teachers of the deaf and speech-language pathologists in the northeast.

Clarke and Fontbonne have a long-standing relationship in supporting and placing graduate students. "The focused education I received from Fontbonne uniquely prepared me for my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Listening and Spoken Language Specialist at Clarke Jacksonville,” explains Angela Watters, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.

Fontbonne offers both a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master of Arts in Early Intervention in Deaf Education. Students can participate in field experiences at Clarke’s northeast locations (Boston; New York City; Northampton, MA; Philadelphia).

“Fontbonne and Clarke’s partnership during my graduate studies was full of positive experiences, from student teaching to conferences. I easily applied the curriculum at Fontbonne to my teaching in the classroom,” explains Taylor Super, M.A., teacher of the deaf at Clarke Philadelphia. “I continue to use the resources provided by my professors at Fontbonne as a teacher of the deaf at Clarke Philadelphia.”

The grant will begin in June 2020. For more details, visit here.