Published in the Universal Journal of Educational Research, this article argues for the infusion of Assistive Technology content classes into Special Education programs. According to the authors, pre-service educators need to be trained to think about and use AT as a tool to close the achievement gap as it is done at all Education programs at the University of Chattanooga (UTC). At UTC, all Education majors receive comprehensive instrucion on the use and selection of AT for a full semester. UTC future Special Educators learn about modifications and accomodations in the selection of AT that match the needs of an individual with a specific disability.
Crider, T. K., Johnston, L., Rutledge, V., Doolittle, A. L., & Beard, L. (2014). Assistive technology at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga: Providing pre-service educators with the opportunity to utilize assistive technology as an instructional strategy. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2(4), 326-329.