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How Teacher Residencies Fit With Special Education

The hot new trend in teacher training is “residency” models, which allow promising students to serve at the side of more experienced mentors, absorbing some of the intangible assets that good teachers possess while earning advanced academic degrees.

What might such models mean for special education teachers? Nancy Burstein, the chair of the department of special education for California State University-Northridge, talked about the potential strengths and looming challenges as her school starts a residency program of its own this fall. The presentation was one of dozens of panels scheduled this week for the annual federal Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors’ Conference, a gathering of special education officials from around the country.

via How Teacher Residencies Fit With Special Education – On Special Education – Education Week.

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