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Spedup Program

Key Program Information

The mission of SpedUP is to recruit and support BIPOC students as they pursue the first two years of a special education degree.

SpedUP will confront the educational equity gaps in K-12 classrooms, specifically by addressing disparities in the composition of the special education workforce.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023-24 SpedUP cohort. The application for the 2024-25 cohort will open in January 2024.

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The SpedUp Program will provide:

  • Cohort model
  • Professional development activities
  • Connection to campus resources
  • Proactive academic advising to ensure transfer into bachelor's degree program in special education
  • Full academic scholarship (tuition & books)

Student Commitment to the program includes:

  • Being a special education major
  • A minimum of 9 credits
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and 67% completion rate
  • Attend classes regularly
  • Participate in monthly cohort activities (Date and time TBD based on group input)


Sped-Up Program

Kenny Chan

Special Education Teacher Pathways Project Coordinator

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