This blog addresses the reasons special education teacher leave the workforce and provides some strategies for creating school environments where special educators and their students can thrive.
This paper describes one teacher preparation program’s efforts to strengthen and extend existing partnerships with a small group of primarily rural school districts.
This blog highlights programs around the country that show promise for filling the pipeline of special education teachers who are well prepared to meet the needs of their students and to remain in the profession. It also offers program and funding strategy considerations that states can use to build a cadre of special education teachers who are well prepared to support the growth and achievement of their students – and who stay in the profession.
Newly emerging teacher residency programs seek to address teacher shortages by offering an innovative approach to recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers for hard-to-staff schools. This report summarizes the features of these programs and research about their practices and outcomes.