How to Apply

We are pleased to invite your school to participate in the Missouri Post-Secondary Success Project, a free, 2-year professional development opportunity offered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education offered in collaboration with the University of Kansas, Research Collaboration.

Schools with a complete team (i.e., minimum of one administrator, two general educators (department
chairs/leaders preferred), one special educator, one school counselor, and one additional member of any
role) will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Both middle school and high school teams are
encouraged to apply. Each member of the team will attend approximately eight days of training over the
course of two years, while also receiving access to online resources and supports. Trainings will be held during the fall, winter, and spring; location to be determined. Participating schools may receive a stipend for each year to offset the cost of instructional staff substitutes, travel and lodging, and other related costs (pending funding).

Led by Drs. Amy Gaumer Erickson and Pattie Noonan from the University of Kansas, the Missouri Post-Secondary Success project aims to increase student social and emotional competencies thereby improving behavior and academic achievement, increasing graduation rates, and promoting strong post-school outcomes. During training, teams will create instructional plans that incorporate the framework’s implementation elements and student intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competencies.

Apply online at If you have questions
regarding the project or application process, you can contact Michelle Loewenstein by e-mail at or by phone at 785-864-0517.