Personnel Development

photograph of child and program personnel

Topic Editors: Kathy Whaley, Betsy Ayankoya, and Mary Peters

OSEP Resources

Selected National Centers

National Data

  • State-Level IDEA Data Files present the most recent State-reported personnel data available collected by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs as required under Section 618 of IDEA.
    • Teachers employed (FTE) to work with children, ages 3 through 5, who are receiving special education under IDEA, Part B, by qualification status and state.
    • Paraprofessionals employed (FTE) to work with children, ages 3 through 5, who are receiving special education under IDEA, Part B, by qualification status and state.
    • Personnel employed (FTE) to provide related services to children and students ages 3 through 21 under IDEA, Part B, by certification status and state.

A child care worker reads to a group of preschoolers

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

  • CB 8040
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
  • phone: 919.962.2001
  • fax: 919.966.7463
  • email: ectacenter@unc.edu

ECTA Center is a program of the FPG Child Development Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded through cooperative agreement number H326P170001 from the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the Department of Education's position or policy.

Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile

  • FPG Child Development Institute
  • IDEAs that Work