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Blanton, Linda P.; Boveda, Mildred; Munoz, Lorena R.; Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Initial licensure polices in special education were examined to determine how these policies support or hinder reform efforts to develop teacher education programs that prepare graduates for the increasingly complex needs of diverse students. Initial special education licensure policies are described with an emphasis on the differences across…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Certification, Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs
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Sanz-Cervera, Pilar; Fernández-Andrés, María-Inmaculada; Pastor-Cerezuela, Gemma; Tárraga-Mínguez, Raúl – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The inclusive education framework and the increase in autism diagnoses have led to an overwhelming challenge for pre-service teachers who need to be qualified to teach all children. To test the quality of their training, the main purpose of this study was to compare 866 pre-service teachers' knowledge, misconceptions, and gaps about autism in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions
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Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Collins, Belva C.; Spooner, Fred; Olcay-Gul, Seray – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The researchers in this study used a multiple baseline design across dyads to examine the effects of professional development with coaching to train general education teachers to use a simultaneous prompting procedure when teaching academic core content to students with autism and the effects of the procedure on the students' outcomes. Three…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods
Mitchell, Barbara S.; Hirn, Regina G.; Lewis, Timothy J. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Effective classroom instructional and behavior management is essential to ensure student academic and social success. Foundational strategies such as clear expectations and routines, specific feedback, and high rates of opportunities to respond have strong empirical support, yet are often missing from educator repertoires. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Behavior Modification, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development
Markelz, Andrew; Riden, Benjamin; Scheeler, Mary Catherine – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Enormous resources are committed by universities to prepare special educators to impact student outcomes of our most vulnerable and neediest learners. Generalizing teaching skills from university to K-12 classrooms must be a component of teacher preparation curriculum; otherwise, we continue to merely train our teacher candidates and hope they…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Programs, Special Education Teachers, Generalization
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Zagona, Alison L.; Kurth, Jennifer A.; MacFarland, Stephanie Z. C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
There is a need to advance inclusive education for students with significant disabilities, and one way to support this effort is to ensure educators have expertise in, and are prepared to implement, inclusive practices. We surveyed and interviewed general and special education teachers to understand their experiences and preparation to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods
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Dieterich, Cynthia A.; Chan, Paula E.; Price, Anne E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The goal of Special Education is to help individuals with disabilities transition to meaningful adult roles. When students with disabilities pursue education majors, Special Education Faculty must balance their desire to support college students with disabilities, while maintaining the rigor of their academic programs. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Legal Responsibility
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Hanley-Maxwell, Cheryl; Wycoff-Horn, Marcie – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Adoption of the edTPA as part of new teacher licensing and/or program approval requirements has created heated discussions among teacher educators. Among the discussion topics is the supposition that state-level bureaucrats have been the sole source of the decision to require the edTPA, with little input from the preparation programs. This article…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Teacher Certification, Partnerships in Education, State Agencies
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Bacon, Jessica; Blachman, Sheila – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
This analysis of the Special Education edTPA is written by two professors who co-taught a student teaching seminar at one institution and supported the first groups of teacher candidates required to submit the edTPA for certification in New York State. Data were gathered over three semesters and included open-ended student surveys, student…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Teacher Attitudes, Special Education, Student Teaching
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Kuranishi, Adam; Oyler, Celia – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
In this article, co-written by a teacher and a professor, the authors examine possible explanations for why Adam (first author), a New York City public school special educator, failed the edTPA, a teacher performance assessment required by all candidates for state certification. Adam completed a yearlong teaching residency where he was the special…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Public School Teachers, Inclusion
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Bartlett, Maggie; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Peters, Lacey – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) has been widely adopted in schools of higher education across the United States. Different state education departments have set policies, to varying degrees, that determine the outcomes for passing the edTPA, with some requiring a passing score to obtain licensure. As a result of the high-stakes nature of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Performance Based Assessment
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Bergstrand Othman, Lama; Robinson, Rowand; Molfenter, Nancy F. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The purpose of teacher preparation programs is to ensure that teachers are adequately equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to support the various educational needs of their students. Nevertheless, a call for a uniform process through which teacher candidates can demonstrate their ability to meet their students' educational needs using…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Competencies
Pugach, Marleen C. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Collaboration across teacher education in the service of a more inclusive preservice pedagogy is now taking place within a context of high intensity accountability that includes the widespread adoption of the edTPA. This analysis explores how teacher educators in special and general education might advance the preparation of preservice students…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Check Lists, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Rock, Marcia L.; Cheek, Aftynne E.; Sullivan, Melissa E.; Jones, Jennie L.; Holden, Kara B.; Kang, Jeongae – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
We conducted a content analysis to examine trends in articles published between 1996 and 2014 in two journals--"Teacher Education and Special Education" ("TESE") and the "Journal of Teacher Education" ("JTE"). Across both journals, we coded 1,062 articles categorically based on multiple attributes (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Periodicals, Teacher Education, Trend Analysis
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Sundeen, Todd; Vince Garland, Krista M.; Wienke, Wilfred D. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2016
Perceptions of usability and navigability contribute substantially to initial impressions of university and program websites. A survey was administered to graduate students in special education at four intervals between 2006 and 2014 to determine their perceptions of university and special education doctoral program websites. For this article,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Doctoral Programs, Web Sites, Computer Software Evaluation
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