Graduate Degree Type
Education-Instruction and Curriculum: Elementary Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
Research has shown that many non-core educators such as art, music, and physical education educators may lack the training needed to properly service students with special needs in their classrooms. The undergraduate programs researched were found to only require one course about special education. This lack of training leaves educators unprepared and always wondering how to best teach students with special needs in their classrooms. The lack of educator training also means that students with special needs are not able to participate to their full ability within these classes. This project looks at the training received by educators, the different needs communicated by educators, and the different needs of students in non-core classrooms. This project serves as a launching point for creating more resources for non-core teachers who are teaching students with special needs in their classrooms.
Farber, Courtney, "An Examination of Non-core Teacher Training in Special Education" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 410.