The Pathways Program
What is Pathways?
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible you must:
- Be eligible for admission at the graduate level to PSU:
- Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75
- Be eligible for admission to the Early Intervention/Special Education program (see EI/SE admission criteria)
- Have passed either the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)
- Completed required prerequisite course Psychology 460 (Child Psycholgoy or its equivalent)
Be bilingual and/or bicultural:
- Bilingual - oral and written proficiency at the near native level as evidenced through interview and essay
- Bicultural - ability to relate in a socially acceptable manner with members of a cultural group other than your own
- Monolingual/monocultural and have the desire to gain competencies in working with culturally and linguistically diverse young children with special needs and their families who represent diverse backgrounds
- Have written endorsement from your employer or sponsoring agency
Is there financial assistance available for Pathways students?
Yes. Pathways students will be awarded tuition stipends towards completion of their initial licensure in Early Intervention/Special Education. These funds are offered through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. In return, participants will be expected to be employed as a full-time special educator for two years within the first five years after completion of licensure or repay all or part of the assistance as required by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Leslie Munson, email@example.com
Dr. Julie Esparza-Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Pullen, at email@example.com