Conway, S.J. & Brennan, K., Scott, R. (2017) A University Response to the Special Education Teacher Shortage: Extending Professional Development from Teacher Preparation into Novice Years. Submitted to Pennsylvania Teacher Educator Journal.
Teacher preparation programs have potential to play an important role beyond the initial preparation by sustaining special education teachers in the field after graduation. This article describes a model of induction support to promote retention and effectiveness of their special education alumni during their first years in the career developed at the University of Pittsburgh. Preliminary results of the work are included.