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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Bradley J. Kaffar

Second Advisor

Jennifer E. Christensen

Third Advisor

Teresa Washut Heck

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings



In reviewing the literature available about co-teaching, teachers have varying experiences and attitudes towards the practice. Teachers report benefits and challenges to co-teaching. Their approach, their training, and the support they receive from administration impact their attitudes and experiences towards co-teaching. The purpose of this paper is twofold; (1) to collect and examine the experiences with co-teaching that teachers report, and (2) to determine what training might address the challenges that co-teachers face. This information will be used to implement better training for co-teachers in order to maximize the effect of this instructional approach.



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