Resources to Support Teacher Preparation—Making the Link Between Special Education and General Education
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) confirm that teachers need to be prepared and supported to meet the needs of all learners, both general education learners and learners with disabilities. In an effort to provide information to those who prepare and support teachers, NCCTQ offers the NCCTQ Connection. This resource, targeted to teacher preparation programs, provides strategies and research-based practice and policy on how this goal might be achieved.
Below is a list of five resource areas aligned with the current priorities set by the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education. The links will lead you to information that could guide decision making on how to best prepare and support teachers as they work to create and extend learning opportunities for all students.