Siloam Springs, Ark (August 8, 2003) - John Brown University is opening two courses in special education for licensed classroom teachers in Northwest Arkansas this semester. “There is a desperate need for special education teachers right now,” Dr. Sandra Van Thiel, chair of the teacher education division at John Brown University said. “We at JBU want to help local schools by extending a special invitation to teachers to join us for these classes.” Two upper-division classes will be offered to teachers. Principles of Clinical Evaluation: Diagnosis and Remediation will be offered on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00p.m. Curriculum & Instruction: Mildly, Moderately and Severely Disabled will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:00p.m. In order to be recommended by John Brown University for Special Education endorsement, the complete JBU Special Education program will need to be completed. Teachers 30 years of age or older taking 6 or less credit hours a semester will be charged half tuition per credit hour. A non-degree application and a student ID must be obtained and completed from the admissions office before registering for classes. Participants may contact the admissions office at 1-877-528-4636. Registration will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 in the Walker Student Center, Room 223 on the campus of John Brown University. For more information regarding the courses offered, contact the division of teacher education at 479-524-7280. John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,700 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.