Preparing and Retaining Effective Special Education Teachers: Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Solutions
This brief for policymakers, preparation providers, and state and district administrators offers a high-level overview of evidence-based short-term strategies that complement longer-term, systemic solutions to special education teacher shortages. It includes an overview of research, talking points, and recommendations.
This brief highlights “just-in-time” strategies to hire, prepare, and support teachers in schools and districts facing special education teacher shortage crises. The brief contains recommendations for how state and district administrators can combine short-term strategies to address immediate vacancies with longer-term, systemic shortage solutions.
A one-stop shop for research, talking points, strategies, interactive maps, and costing tools for exploring and addressing ongoing teacher shortages in the U.S., the Toolkit also includes a specialized section on special education teacher shortages. This section, developed with the GTL Center and CEEDAR Center, is a great starting point for developing a full understanding of special education teacher shortage