Project Match Made in Schools

Meet Cohort 1

Meet the first cohort of Project MMS!

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Stephen

Stephen Fialor

Stephen Fialor

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Marisa Mae

Marisa Mae Fleck

Marisa Mae Fleck

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Medina

Elizabeth Medina

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Cynthia

Cynthia Jimenez

Cynthia Jimenez

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Artesha

Artesha Richardson

Artesha Richardson

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Brittany

Brittany Thomas

Brittany Thomas

Project MMS Cohort 1 -

Meet Adriana

Adriana Torres-Pena

Adriana Torres-Pena

Apply now to earn a Master in Education in Special Education or Master of Social Work degree! For January 2022: 


 

Project Match Made in Schools (MMS): Special Educators and Social Workers Enhancing Services for Students with Disabilities and High-Intensity Needs will prepare a total of 46 well-trained master’s scholars (approximately 12 per year) with expertise in special education and social work. MMS scholars will be eligible for the appropriate state certification/licensure for teaching or social work practice and be prepared to serve children and youth with disabilities with high-intensity needs.

 

The Program

Funded scholars in project MMS will be enrolled in one of the following programs at UTA:

Starting in the Spring semester, scholars selected from among the two programs will complete their respective programs while sharing courses, coursework, and aligned practice-based field experiences with other scholars. The two programs have separate application processes and requirements.

 

Benefits

  • Generous scholarships (>$15,000) towards tuition and fees for up to one year of enrollment (Spring, Summer, and Fall)
  • Strong mentoring program embedded
  • 280 hours of direct and diverse field experiences
  • 200 hours of an apprenticeship experience with Project Directors

 

Eligibility

  M.Ed. in Special Education with Initial Certification


  M.S.W. with Specialization in Children and Families

 

  Hold a Bachelor’s degree

 

  Completed MSW Foundation Year Curriculum by the end of the Fall term

 

  Does not hold a teacher certification

 

  Accepted for the Spring term to the MSW Program with Advanced Standing Status

 

  Meet general programmatic admission requirements (e.g., minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework)

 

  Scholars who accept funding from the federal government are expected to work with students with disabilities in schools for two years for every one year they accept funding.

 

Note: Preference will be given to students in the geographical region due to research and field hour requirements. If you will not be living in the geographical area and are accepted into the program, you must commit to completing research and field hour requirements in the geographical area.

 

Application Process (Spring 2022)

  1. Apply to the master's program of your choice.
    1. M.Ed. in Special Education
    2. MSW in Social Work
  2. Apply for Project MMS by October 24. You can also scan the QR Code provided below. 
    1. Contact an advisor for the College of Education or School of Social Work (patrice.green@uta.edu)

Apply to Project MMS

Project MMS QR Code

Applications will be scored, and the top individuals will be invited for a brief web-based interview to ensure fit between career goals and program outcomes.

Students from underrepresented groups (e.g., ethnic minority, linguistically diverse, and persons with disabilities) are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Email Dr. Ambra L. Green (Special Education) or Dr. Jandel Crutchfield (Social Work)


 

The contents of this page were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, #H325K190118. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Selete Avoke.