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Boscardin, Mary Lynn; Weir, Kerry; Kusek, Christopher – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
Unlike data that show that all states require credentials for special education teachers, national data indicate that only 27 states require licensure/certification/endorsement as an administrator of special education. The titles used by states to identify the local director of special education include administrator of special education, director…
Descriptors: Credentials, State Programs, Continuing Education, Degree Requirements
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Sindelar, Paul T.; Heretick, Jennifer; Hirsch, Eric; Rorrer, Andrea; Dawson, Shirley Ann – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
For the National Center to Improve Policy and Practice in Special Education Professional Development, a group of district administrators recently completed an analysis of state policy on induction and mentoring. State policy is important because it helps districts design and deliver induction programs and supplements local resources that are made…
Descriptors: Mentors, Professional Development, Educational Policy, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Provost, John – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2009
Insufficient supply and increasing demand have been two recurring themes of special education personnel studies for more than two decades. Critical and growing shortages of qualified special education teachers, related service providers, administrators, and college faculty are reported in every area of the United States. Nine of the 13 educational…
Descriptors: Personnel Needs, Disabilities, Labor Market, Special Education Teachers
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Protz, Babette M. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2005
Provisions of special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are many and complex. During the 2001-2002 school year over 48 million children in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were enrolled in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. Parents are becoming increasingly legally literate; the increased…
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries