Setting the Conductive Education Compass:
For more information, including brochure and registration form: www.acena.org.
The Board of Directors of ACENA has authorized up to $1000 to be used for scholarships for successful students in the Aquinas College POHI/Conductor Teacher Training program.
We need your assistance in passing the word to prospective students ASAP since the first deadline is April 15 to determine if there is enough interest to operate the program next school year.
We can play a very important role in ensuring we will have American-trained Conductors if we can enroll enough students. In view of the severe shortage of Conductors in North America, we have an opportunity here to make a huge difference.
Please go to the ACENA website front page, where you will see links to the Training Program and to the ACENA Scholarship information.
Thanking you in advance for your efforts,
CONDUCTOR TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES
Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI is the only institution in the United States offering a POHI (physically and/or health impaired) methodology teacher training program utilizing the conductive education method. Aquinas is one of four colleges/universities in the world offering conductor teacher training. Professionals from the International PETO Institute in Budapest, Hungary deliver the curriculum, which is designed by Aquinas College with the assistance of the International PETO Teachers College. The weekly practical training at the lab school complements the theoretical study, and the practice sessions are combined with individual feedback, tutorials and lectures. Qualified and experienced Conductors, both American and Hungarian, provide the practical curriculum.
Bachelor degree in Education: K-12 POHI endorsement, K-5 elementary teaching certificate, conductive education certification from the International Peto Institute.
165 credit hours, one semester of student teaching (8 weeks general ed., 8 weeks conductive ed.) 2.5 GPA, 10 hours per week lab school experience at the Conductive Learning Center (CLC).
What are the employment opportunities after graduation?
The Conductive Education profession is in high demand -- interest in Conductive Education has expanded across North America, continental Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. There are deleted approximately 40 organized programs in the United States and Canada. Programs are opening rapidly and qualified conductor teachers are in short supply, particularly American trained conductors.
Aquinas College is very committed to making education affordable. More than 90 percent of AQ students receive financial aid. The average financial aid package is more than $14,000. There are additional scholarship opportunities for those seeking to work in the conductive education area and also international students.
If you interested in obtaining a POHI/Conductive Education Degree, act now!
The deadline for application to this program in April 15, 2010!Step One for enrollment: Apply for admission to Aquinas College at
Direct questions regarding admission at Aquinas to:
Dean of Admissions
Step Two for enrollment: Apply for admission to the School of Ed for POHI/CE by April 15:
Dean of School of Education
(616) 632-2973 or
For questions about a career in Conductive Education or to visit a CE program, contact:
Conductive Learning Center (Lab school for the POHI/CE program)
(616) 575-0575 or
Visit the POHI/Conductive Ed program website:
ACENA SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Purpose: To support students who are enrolled in the Physical and Other Health Impairment (POHI) program at Aquinas College and intend to become Conductive Education Teachers.
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll full-time in the POHI program at Aquinas College. Previous applicants and recipients may reapply each year. Two letters of recommendation and a 750 word essay are required. Selection is equally based on character, desire to work with people who have neuro-motor impairments, leadership, and academic ability. Proof of academic progress is required before funds are disbursed.
Amount: From $250 to $1,000
Number of Awards: From 1 to 4
Application Deadline: August 1
How to apply:
Applications are available online at www.acena.org/conductive-education-news.html
Payment: Awards will be disbursed to the recipient in two payments. The first payment will disbursed upon ACENA’s receipt of a copy of the recipient’s fall semester grade report from Aquinas College. The second payment will disbursed upon ACENA’s receipt of a copy of the recipient’s spring semester grade report from Aquinas College.
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Conductive Learning Center
2448 Burton S.E, Grand Rapids, MI
Phone: 616 575 0575