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New additions to the Education Department at Lake Erie College

Lake Erie College’s Education Department has exciting news for the upcoming academic year. The department received final approval from the Ohio Board of Regents for the College’s new special education program. There will now be a degree available in Special Education (Mild-to-Moderate Intervention Specialist). This has been a goal of Dr. Richard Bonde, dean of education, for the past three years.

The College has initiated an active partnership with all the special education coordinators in the county, including the Lake County Educational Service Center, County Superintendent Brian Bontempo, all city and local coordinators and members of agencies related to special education services.

Also, the program “L.E.A.D.,” (Learn, Experience, Achieve and Develop) will be established at Lake Erie College which will provide services and curriculum to students from all over the county. This program is comprised of a classroom of ninth-grade students with special needs. It will be administered by the Lake County Educational Service Center and will provide excellent field experiences for Lake Erie College teacher-education candidates.

Those interested in getting licensed in Special Education: MMIS should contact Dr. Katie Krammer, special education coordinator, at or Dr. Richard Bonde, dean of education, at Both can be reached at 440.375.7155. Potential candidates can investigate adding a MMIS license to an already-licensed credential or in completing the program as a stand-alone major.

In addition to the special education program, the Education Department at Lake Erie College has also launched a Master’s in Education in “Curriculum and Instruction” graduate degree which will enable candidates to complete their degree in two years.

The first cohort begins August 2010 on campus and a second cohort with a concentration in reading instruction will begin in January 2011. Enrollment for the first cohort is now open but is filling up fast. Please contact 1.800.946.9351 or email to register.

Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,200 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 35 undergraduate majors and graduate programs and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.


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