Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, 36(4), p. 298-311, November 2013.
The authors reviewed coursework related to inclusion provided to pre-service elementary teachers during their teacher preparation programs.
A total of 109 elementary education bachelor’s degree programs were examined to determine the number of course hours devoted to inclusion, instruction, and management of students with disabilities.
Results suggest that many teacher preparation programs provide instruction related to characteristics of disabilities and some form of classroom management.
However, few programs offer courses specifically related to differentiation of instruction for students with disabilities or collaboration between general and special education teachers.