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Plotner, Anthony J.; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Rose, Chad A.; Carlson-Britting, Kinsey B. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Students with disabilities lag behind peers without disabilities in most postsecondary outcome areas such as employment, postsecondary education, and independent living. Numerous initiatives aimed at supporting students as they transition from school to adult life have received attention over the last few decades. These initiatives include those…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Transition Plans, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Benson, Teddi L.; Agran, Martin; Yocom, Dorothy Jean – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2010
In 2006, special education teachers made up 12% of the educational workforce but only 7% of National Board Certified teachers. In contrast, general education teachers made up 88% of the educational workforce and 93% of National Board Certified teachers. This study surveyed a sample of special education teachers who successfully completed…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Special Education Teachers, Teacher Certification, Special Education
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Kurtts, Stephanie A.; Cooper, Jewell E.; Boyles, Carolyn – Teacher Education and Special Education, 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…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Recruitment
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Anderson, Kelly M.; Spooner, Melba; Calhoun, Mary Lynne; Spooner, Fred – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2007
This manuscript seeks to share the continuous improvement endeavors by the College of Education faculty and administration at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from initial preparation and planning through their successful national and state accreditation achieved in November 2005. Beginning with the unit's revision of their conceptual…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Program Development, Higher Education