Creative Education

Volume 8, Issue 8 (July 2017)

ISSN Print: 2151-4755   ISSN Online: 2151-4771

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Preparing a Profession: Development and Design of a Merged Program

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DOI: 10.4236/ce.2017.88094    584 Downloads   1,141 Views  


The need for improved teacher training arises from the limitations of current teacher training programs. In many universities, general and special education programs continue to operate under separate models. Research shows teacher preparation programs failed to prepare general educators for the challenges of inclusion and collaborative teaching environments. The purpose of this report is to discuss the impetus for the program redesign by describing the outcomes of the joint venture between faculty in the Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education programs. A thorough description of the program (e.g. admissions, course sequence, action labs, and field experiences) as well as critical components will be discussed.

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Soares, D. , Monroe, A. and McClelland, S. (2017) Preparing a Profession: Development and Design of a Merged Program. Creative Education, 8, 1329-1338. doi: 10.4236/ce.2017.88094.

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