Establishing a Pipeline of Future Special Educators: Using Grow-Your-Own Programs to Recruit High School Students, Career Changers, and Paraprofessionals
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About This Video
The number of individuals enrolling in educator preparation programs has been in a sharp decline, and stakeholders fear the pandemic will decrease interest and enrollment even more.
In this session, states and districts will learn about efforts to recruit high school students, career changers, and paraprofessionals into the profession, specifically to become special educators. The session will highlight Austin Peay State University’s apprenticeship program and Detroit Public Schools Community District’s On the Rise Academy.
- David Donaldson, National Center on Grow Your Own
- Dr. Prentice Chandler, Austin Peay State University
- Dr. Lisa Barron, Austin Peay State University
- Ben Jackson, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Michigan
Combatting Shortages of Educators Serving Students With Disabilities
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the CEEDAR Center have collaborated with national partners and practitioners to produce a 12-part webinar series focused on evidence-based strategies to strengthen and diversify the special education workforce.
Created in partnership with: