Qualified students will receive Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholarships "when available" to provide Tuition and Fees for the completion of the 49 credit hours, fulfilling the requirements for the Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Awards are renewable, if eligibility criteria are maintained.
For application and additional information, please contact Dr. Janet D. Spry or Dr. Michelle P. Pointer at (410) 951-3514.
Baltimore Transition Connection Program
Throughout the nation two circumstances distinguish youth with significant disabilities from their same-aged nondisabled peers. First, they are likely to be educated in segregated high school settings when their nondisabled peers have moved on to post-secondary educational settings or employment. Second, unlike their nondisabled peers, they are likely to exit school with dim prospects of unsubsidized, integrated employment as an adult. The Baltimore Transition Connection is designed to alter both of these circumstances through the sequential system-wide implementation of an age appropriate, community-based transition model in the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS), an urban school system that is committed to improving both school to work transition services and the post-school outcomes of these youth. The Baltimore Transition Connection model will be implemented through the careful redeployment of BCPSS staff, the redesign of curriculum, the cooperation of post-secondary educational institutions, collaboration with adult service providers, and the participation of youth with disabilities and their families.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
The goal of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is to help low-income individuals who are age 55 and older with their search for employment. Eligible candidates receive job training, new skills, self confidence and support to find full-time employment. This program is the quintessential “win-win.” The senior receives up to 20 hours per week of paid training with a non-profit organization. The employer, a non-profit organization, receives an individual well-trained and eager to work who can help them with their employment needs, either on a short-term basis or as a permanent hire.
The SCSEP provides both community services and work-based training. SCSEP’s are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage. They are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including day-care centers, senior centers, schools , colleges , and hospitals. It is intended that community service training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities; SCSEP's goal is to place 30% of its authorized positions into unsubsidized employment annually.
Available Services: Services available through the SCSEP program for assisting older workers are:
- Community Services - the program provides over 40 million community service hours to public and non-profit agencies, allowing them to enhance and provide needed services
- Participant Services - Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development, orientation, community service placement, training specific to community service assignment, other training as identified in the IEP, supportive services, wages, fringe benefits, annual physicals, assistance in securing unsubsidized employment, and access to local One-Stop Career Centers.
Program participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level.
For information on the SCSEP at Coppin contact Dr Janet D. Spry at 410-951-3514
Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society
Rho Alpha Eta, Coppin State University's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, a counseling international honor society, annually inducts graduate counseling students (Rehabilitation and Alcohol and Substance Abuse) who have earned a GPA of least a 3.5 for a minimum of 9 graduate credit hours. The purpose of Chi Sigma Iota is to recognize those graduate counseling students who have demonstrated excellence in research, leadership, professionalism, and scholarship. Graduate students typically participate in several sponsored activities to promote the scholarly exchanges of information and enrichment of the counseling profession. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the Rho Alpha Eta faculty advisor, Dr. Harry Legum (Office #332 - Health and Human Services Building) for additional details and any other questions.
Go to Chi Sigma Iota Homepage, to obtain more information on the organization including membership requirements.