Post Doctoral Research Training Program in Special Education: Evidence Based Practice in Early Intervention and Early Learning
PI: Judith Carta, Ph.D.
Co-PI: Charles Greenwood, Ph.D.
JGCP also has a long history of providing research training to postdoctoral fellows that has helped individuals become research leaders in early intervention. Since 1983, funding from the US Department of Education (Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) and Office of Special Education Programs) has allowed us to provide support and mentorship to 71 post-doctoral scholars. Many of these past scholars are currently senior special education and early childhood special education researchers at major universities and have directed IES, NIH, and OSEP research centers, institutes, and projects.
The current post-doctoral program funded by IES allows us to provide mentorship to 4 scholars for two years each and focuses on training on research focused on evidence-based practice in Early Intervention and Early Learning. The post-doctoral training program is organized into a set of core competencies in content knowledge, methodological knowledge and skill, and professional skills. Post-doctoral fellows engage in an individualized program of study and situated learning that allows them to acquire knowledge and skills in each of these areas and learn to apply them in ways that will be useful to other researchers, practitioners and policymakers that ultimately result in improving students’ educational outcomes.