The Conversation, The Huffington Post: What do special educators need to succeed?

The Conversation and The Huffington Post
What do special educators need to succeed?
March 11, 2016

Two recent graduates of the College of Education’s top-rated special education program say schools need to provide far more support to combat the high turnover of teachers and ensure that students with disabilities are served by qualified and skilled special educators. Elizabeth Bettini and Kristin Murphy, graduates of COE’s doctorate program in special education and now assistant professors at universities in the Boston area, cited their work with Drs. Mary Brownell and Maureen Conroy of the COE on a study of data that found special ed. teachers were more likely to be emotionally exhausted, and more likely to plan to leave the profession.