Recent trends show an increasing number of students with disabilities spending a greater percentage of time in general education classrooms. Your specialized training to support students with disabiliteis makes your role as a special educator, AT coordintor, tech coordinator, or UDL speicalist is more critical than ever in supporting general education teachers.
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Between 1994 and 2013, the percentage of students with disabilities who spent 80 percent or more of the school day in general education classes increased from nearly 32 percent to almost 62 percent.
Ms. Jessica Herrera, a veteran gen ed teacher, notes that, “A lot of my training was for that ‘middle of the road’ kind of kid... I was prepared for the regular ed student.”
In her 13 years as a teacher, Herrera taught some inclusion classes; she said she picked up strategies from working with good special-education teachers.
Prepared to teach diverse learners
Able to provide specialized support and strategies on tech integration, personalized learning, and differentiation to gen ed teachers
 National Center for Education Statistics. (2015). Retrieved from: https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d15/tables/dt15_204.60.asp
 Mador, Jackie. (2017). How Teacher Training Hinders Special-Needs Students. The Atlantic. Retrieved from: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/03/how-teacher-training-hinders-special-needs-students/518286/