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Self-Advocacy and Career Planning

Developed for use with a wide range of student academic and vocational abilities and based on the principles of self-determination, the Self-Advocacy curriculum helps students discern their interests and abilities, learn more about post-secondary options, make choices and decisions, and chart a career and life course into their future.

Teachers, guidance counselors and others who take the curriculum training will be expected to set up a program of classroom instruction using the Self-Advocacy curriculum. Center staff can provide guidance on its implementation.

By choosing to use the Self-Advocacy curriculum, teachers are acting on their belief that every student can be successful and productive in their lives, and are promoting learning environments that will help students develop and reach career and other post-secondary goals.

                                                  Self-Advocacy Flyer

Services include:

  • Basic training that qualifies teachers and other school personnel to use the Self-Advocacy curriculum.
  • Intensive coaching for school systems for direct assistance to students in the development of Self-Advocacy upon request.
  • Technical Assistance for teachers and other school personnel on the use and implementation of the Self-Advocacy curriculum related to success indicators and best practices.

For more information contact:

Middle to East Tennessee

Crystal Bishop
865-974-3970
cgodwin1@utk.edu

Middle to West Tennessee

Melvin Jackson
mjacks63@utk.edu