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WVU-TAG is a service project of the WVU Department of Special Education designed to support academic excellence in West Virginia by providing high achieving students with challenging enrichment opportunities. Faculty have designed WVU-TAG Workshops as academically-oriented classes that feature specific admission requirements, accelerated (above-grade level) learning goals, critical thinking/creative thinking goals, small class sizes, varied teaching methods and technologies, and experienced teachers certified to work with gifted students and Masters level coursework in Gifted Education. Classes are offered at the WVU campus in Morgantown as well as online for access in other areas of the state.


WV CONNECT is an outreach effort of the WVU Department of Special Education in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education and the National Center to Inform Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development to connect the special education community in the state. The project is designed to provide support to new and experienced special educators and administrators and faculty in teacher education programs in special education at colleges and university throughout West Virginia. WV CONNECT offers a collection of resources for use by special educators at all levels to access information, facilitate communication, and provide opportunities for collaboration that are all available in online environments.

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American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES)

The American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) is a non-profit national professional organization that is committed to the enhancement of services for individuals with exceptionalities and their families who live in rural areas and to professional development for professionals from a variety of disciplines who support their by providing special education and disability services. The WVU Department of Special Education was selected to serve as the National headquarters for ACRES, providing support for membership services, planning and hosting of the Annual Conference, subscriptions to the quarterly journal Rural Special Education Quarterly, and publication of special monographs, and other activities assigned by the ACRES Board of Directors.

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