I-3 Prep Program: How to Apply

In order to apply to the I-3 PREP program, you must be an applicant to the master’s programs in either school psychology or special education offered through the Storrs campus.

The I-3 PREP program requires commitment to full-time course of study across a two-year program of study based at the UConn Storrs, CT campus.

This interdisciplinary training program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Financial assistance provided through I-3 PREP includes a mandatory service obligation to provide services to children with disabilities who have intensive behavioral challenges for a period of two years (one year for every year in which assistance was received). Access additional information about the service requirement.

Note: Applicants with disabilities and from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The I-3 PREP program will provide accommodations (e.g., language translation, physical accommodations) and any other learning assistance that is required by scholars.

At this time, we are accepting applications for I-3 PREP scholars who have indicated intent to matriculate beginning in Fall 2023.

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Ready to Apply?

  • First, make sure you have submitted an application to a master’s program in either special education or school psychology through the UConn Storrs campus. Your application should indicate intent to enroll in Fall 2023.
  • Second, complete the I-3 PREP application. The short application asks for (1) basic demographic information, (b) up to two recommenders who may be contacted, and (3) responses to two short essay prompts (max 500 words each). Essay prompts include:
    • Tell us how the interdisciplinary training offered through I-3 PREP will help you become a more effective team member in delivering integrated and intensive school services.
    • Drawing on your experiences and interests, explain why you are interested in master’s-level training with focus on serving children with developmental disabilities who have high-intensity behavioral needs.

I-3 PREP co-directors will use the answers provided in this application to the I-3P PREP program in concert with the information that you provided in your program-specific application to the Graduate School to study at the Storrs campus in either special education or school psychology.

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