The formerly funded OSEP project provides Research Syntheses and Policy Briefs regarding supply and demand and teacher retention and attrition.
The Center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), focuses on state capacity to recruit, prepare and retain diverse highly qualified special educators, early intervention and related service providers.
The Office of Special Education Programs' (OSEP) reported national data on research conducted by SPEnSE, a previously funded national research center on Special Education Teacher Recruitment and Hiring (2001) which included preschool data.
The American Association for Employment in Education provides this study and other recruitment resources.
The National Center for Education Statistics report.
The Urban Institute's report highlights the need for a larger pool of teachers.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides these reports regarding state and national supply and demand for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
Arkansas has a focused effort to increase recruitment and retention of special education teachers.
The Oregon Department of Education provides scholarships and mentoring funds to school districts/ESDs to increase the number of speech language pathologists (SLP) and speech language pathology assistants (SLPA).
For additional examples of state recruitment and retention efforts, visit the OSEP-funded National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers' page on resources which features selected state initiatives.
Exemplary practices and a review of the literature can be found on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website.
Philippa Campbell and Brian Hurwitz presented at the 2000 OSEP / NECTAC annual meeting.
The OSEP-funded Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education (COPSSE) developed this Research Synthesis Policy Brief.
For additional resources, also see the ECTA Center Web page above.