Toledo Public Schools and Lourdes partner for Masters program
Special Education Program
Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and Lourdes University are pleased to announce a partnership with the Masters of Education in Special Education program at Lourdes University. This Fall semester 2021, 16 TPS educators will begin the Masters of Education in Special Education at Lourdes University. This new partnership aims to increase the number of special education professionals serving Toledo Public Schools students.
“The Division of Education at Lourdes University is excited to enter this partnership with Toledo Public Schools. The Masters of Education in Special Education program will prepare current employees of TPS to be employed in two years as licensed intervention specialists. The program will allow the individuals in the program to continue employment at TPS as a substitute teacher or classroom aid as they will attend courses at night. With the growing need in special education for licensed educators in all school districts, we are honored TPS chose Lourdes University to prepare these fine individuals.” –Dr. Vincent Laverick, Division of Education Chair, Lourdes University
Toledo Public Schools
Toledo Public Schools' mission is to produce competitive college and career ready graduates through a rigorous curriculum across all grade levels by implementing Ohio's New Learning Standards with fidelity. Toledo Public Schools strives to be an 'A-rated' school district whose graduates are college and career ready.
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, and organizational leadership. The University also offers a master’s degree in social work from Saint Louis University. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.