What Should Special Education Teachers Know and Be Able to Do?

Date: July 25, 2017

Location: Arlington, VA

Education Week – On Special Education

A newly-minted special education teacher should be able to:

  • “collaborate with professionals to increase student success,”
  • “use multiple sources of information” to understand a student’s strengths and needs, and
  • “systematically design instruction toward specific learning goals.”

These skills are among 22 “high-leverage practices” for special education teachers that were developed by the Council for Exceptional Children and the federally-supported Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform, also known as CEEDAR.

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