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ERIC Number: EJ1147870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
Using a Hybrid Model to Prepare Special Educators to Teach Students Identified with ASD
Marder, Tamara J.; deBettencourt, Laurie U.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v31 n3 p12-23 Sep 2012
This paper describes a hybrid graduate study program used to train special educators to use research-based interventions with students on the autism spectrum (ASD) and provides satisfaction data from both graduate students and instructors. The program consisted of five courses leading to a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Each course included a combination of face-to-face, asynchronous online, and synchronous online instruction. Special education teachers from several different school districts across the state participated. The purpose of describing this program model (including the coursework, instructional formats, and feedback from the special educators who completed the program and the instructors who taught the courses) is to assist others in creating similar programs as the numbers of children identified with ASD increase dramatically. More children identified with ASD are going to need more educators who are trained to teach them effectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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