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Using Technology to Support Special Education Certification Through Distance Education
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, Utah State University

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-25-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Technology and teamwork are essential components of Utah State University’s distance education preservice training of special education teachers. This field-based certification program is designed to increase the number of certified special educators in the Intermountain region by providing access to the same quality of instruction and supervision available to students on campus at Utah State University in Logan. The field-based component features on-site supervision by local cooperating teachers with support through e-mail. Cooperating teachers from the rural areas attend a summer training designed to strengthen supervision skills and provide technology training required during the supervision phase. Didactic courses are designed and delivered to rural locations using two-way interactive video technology. As students and faculty gain experience with distance education and the technology, overall procedures and discussion formats emerge to support learning.

Citation

Pemberton, J.B. (1997). Using Technology to Support Special Education Certification Through Distance Education. In J. Willis, J. Price, S. McNeil, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1997--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1035-1036). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .