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College of Education Committed to Innovative Solutions for Special Education Teacher Shortage

Special Education Collaborative between Boise State University College of Education and Lee Pesky Learning Center

The College of Education now offers a master in teaching degree in conjunction with the Special Education Collaborative (also referred to as the Master In Teaching), an innovative partnership between the Department of Early and Special Education, school districts across the state, and Lee Pesky Learning Center.

Learn more about this important partnership in the Oct 2 op-ed piece in the Idaho Statesman written by the Dean of the College of Education, Rich Osguthorpe, and in a Sept. 20 story about the critical shortage of special education teachers. The Collaborative was also featured in a Jan. 16 story from NPR Ed on Morning Edition.

The primary intent of the program is to provide a flexible, high quality program and cultivate the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are needed for long-term success. Teacher candidates in the one-year, online program earn both a Master in Teaching degree alongside a certification in Special Education or Early Childhood Intervention, and work with committed faculty in the Department of Early and Special Education to develop high-quality skills, knowledge and dispositions to ensure success.

Learn more about the Master In Teaching programs, and visit the Department of Early and Special Education.

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