7 Things Secondary Special Education Teachers Need to Know Concerning Career Technical Education


This issue of NASET’s Practical Teacher was written by Dr. Christina Powell. There is an educational refocusing on college and career readiness, and high schools now serve an increased role in preparing students to graduate and to be both academically prepared for college and possess skills to be vocationally ready (Mathis, 2010). The emphasis on career and postsecondary education is of significance to educators working with Students with Disabilities (SWD), as Special Education teachers play a fundamental role in informing and educating individuals about the importance of career readiness. The 7 points highlighted below provide context for understanding why Career Technical Education (CTE) needs to be a part of the conversations Special Educators have with students receiving special education services and the stakeholders that support them.


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