ERIC Number: ED178487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Public Law 94-142 and the Changing Status of Teacher Certification/Recertification: A Survey of State Education Agencies.
Patton, James M.; Braithwaite, Ronald L.
Fifty state departments of education and the District of Columbia were surveyed in an effort to ascertain the impact of Public Law 94-142 on certifying and recertifying regular classroom teachers. Of the 48 states responding, 33 states and the District of Columbia (71 percent) reported that regular classroom teachers are not required to complete courses in special education to meet initial certification requirements. Additionally, 44 states (92 percent) do not require special education coursework for recertification of regular classroom teachers. Of the ten states requiring either courses or experiences with special education populations for certification, only two indicated that these requirements resulted from Public Law 94-142. (Authors)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education for all Handicapped Children Act