The mission of EMBRACE is to provide children with disabilities the opportunity for an inclusive education by providing the resources to support these children in their home parish schools. In collaboration with the Catholic School Office of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, EMBRACE equips and engages our Catholic community to embrace all learners by providing grants, resources, partnerships, and awareness.
Why apply to the special education endorsement scholarship?? Check out more below and help us spread the word by sharing this with anyone you know who would be interested!!
Benedictine College and EMBRACE are teaming up to offer a licensure program in Special Education for 10 existing teachers employed in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Grants for tuition and fees are made possible by the generous contributions of donors supporting the mission of EMBRACE.
To apply, complete the application here, and please send a letter of stated interest for how you plan to use your special education licensure upon completion. Your letter of interest can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to:
Attn. SPED Scholarship Committee
8900 State Line Road, Ste. 500
Leawood, KS 66206
*Scholarship recipients will not be required to move into a special education position following program completion.
**Each scholarship recipient will be required to remain an educator in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas at a Catholic school for 4 years following completion of the licensure program or they will be required to reimburse EMBRACE for the full value of their scholarship.
The mission of EMBRACE is to provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive education by providing the resources to support these children in their home parish schools.
What our current Educators are saying about the program:
"I am so grateful for EMBRACE and what I have learned. The other students in my cohort are inspiring and treasured new friends. My confidence and skills as an advocate for my students have grown." - Darlene Kroger
"EMBRACE has provided many resources for us to build our inclusive environment, and when an opportunity arose for me to continue to expand my knowledge and expertise, I jumped on it. Partnering with EMBRACE, and now continuing my education through the EMBRACE educator program, has allowed me to not only share my experiences and ideas but has given me the chance to collaborate with other Catholic educators on ways we can all continue to grow." - Mallorie Hubert
"What I love about EMBRACE is that the things we are learning in class apply to all of our students in the classroom." - Diane Quinn
So, don't wait to apply!! Help us build inclusion EVERYWHERE!
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
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EMBRACE is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed by a committed group of parents, teachers, and advocates. If you are passionate about helping children with exceptionalities receive a quality Catholic education, browse our website to learn more. Please share our mission, follow us on social media, volunteer, and donate to help us EMBRACE all learners.