Study finds need for more special-education faculty

09/27/2011 | Education Week

The Special Education Faculty Needs Assessment project has found that the need for faculty to teach future special educators is not keeping up with demand. With many current special-education professors set to retire, the study also notes a lack of research in the field because of a dearth of special-education faculty and that instruction of pre-service special educators is becoming more complex. The study suggested more tuition and grant support from colleges and the federal government for students wishing to pursue special-education doctorates.

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