Admission Requirements

Become a Teaming for Transition Scholar -- Apply Now

Funding is available from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs for up to 36 master's degrees in either Special Education or Communication Disorders between 2018 and 2022. Selected applicants will receive funding support to complete their master's along with the graduate specialization in transition.

Supports for Students

Master's of special education and master's in communication disorders students will receive funding to cover their tuition (excluding fees), a portion of textbook costs, and some travel specific to the Teaming for Transition graduate specialization. Note: Master's in communication disorders scholars will be responsible for a remaining 11 practicum hours not covered by the grant.


Those interested must be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School for either of the two programs. Additionally, prospective scholars must complete an online application, complete an online interview, and be selected by the Teaming for Transition faculty. Applications to the program and Graduate School can be completed simultaneously.


Scholars receiving funding will complete a Pre-Service Obligation agreeing to maintain full time employment after completion of the program, for a period of 4 years, providing special education or related services to infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Failure to fulfill this obligation will result in the requirement to repay funding to the U.S. Department of Education.

Application Process

To apply for the Teaming for Transition funding complete the online application. Note the deadline for Cohort 3, beginning Fall 2020, is Feb. 15, 2020.

Prospective students will be contacted to schedule an online interview with a faculty member from the program. Selected applicants, who have not yet applied to the Graduate School, will be required to apply and be accepted. See either the Special Education Program or the Communication Disorders Program for information on their graduate program requirements.


Teaming for Transition
Dr. Suzanne Kucharczyk

Master's in Special Education
Dr. Peggy Schaefer Whitby

Master's in Communication Disorders
Dr. Kimberly Frazier

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Award H325K170106