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ERIC Number: EJ802413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Project RESTART: Preparing Nontraditional Adult Teacher Education Candidates to Become Special Education Teachers
Kurtts, Stephanie A.; Cooper, Jewell E.; Boyles, Carolyn
Teacher Education and Special Education, v30 n4 p233-236 Fall 2007
In North Carolina, where the state must hire 10,000 teachers every year just to fill existing classrooms, highly qualified special education teachers are included in the top three areas of greatest teacher shortage, behind math and science. Such needs, which include an increase in teachers from ethnic minorities, challenge teacher educators to seek innovative methods for recruitment and retention of pools of nontraditional teacher candidates. In this article, the authors report that at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), "Project RESTART: Recruitment and Retention: Students on Alternative Routes to Teacher Training", a U.S. Department of Education personnel preparation grant (H325H020046) for high incidence disabilities, has worked to address the critical shortage of special education teachers in North Carolina. The purpose of the project was to enhance the development and implementation through assessment of a model teacher preparation program that was designed to recruit and retain a pool of highly qualified special education teachers from underrepresented teacher candidate groups.
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series