ERIC Number: ED537789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment Study Implications
Smith, D.D.; Tyler, N.; Montrosse, B.E.; Young, C.; Robb, S.M.
Claremont Graduate University (NJ1)
This paper presents the highlights of the Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment Study (SEFNA). Actions taken after the release of The 2001 Faculty Shortage Study demonstrate that supply-and-demand imbalances can be improved. The projected shortage of special education faculty will directly and negatively affect students with disabilities and their families. Excessive demand for new special education faculty is the result of multiple factors. Solutions to this predicted supply-and-demand imbalance must be direct and immediate.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Special Education, Needs Assessment, Teacher Recruitment, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Shortage, Doctoral Programs, Disabilities
Claremont Graduate University. School of Educational Studies, 150 East Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Tel: 909-621-8000; Fax: 909-621-8734; Web site: http://www.cgu.edu/ses
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate University