Professional Learning Needed to Improve Special Education and Related Services

  • Posted on: 10 September 2013
  • By: Tina McCoy
Special Education

A recently released (June 2013) review by the National Council on Teacher Quality underscores the inconsistencies in traditional teacher preparation programs across the country. In short, the report indicates that teachers are not entering the field with common skills or understanding of the expectations of their positions. In the field of special education, it is not uncommon for teachers to earn their certifications through alternative methods with even less consistency and oversight than traditional programs.