Attracting and retaining qualified special education teachers is a problem many rural school districts are facing. Districts in rural areas suffer from a lack of qualified special education teacher candidates. Accordingly, the issue of having enough qualified special educators is not easily solved. It is not just a question of turning out enough graduates, but finding candidates that are capable of teaching and being successful in a rural setting. A partnership between school districts, colleges, and communities will provide a framework for future success. This partnership will benefit both future teachers and the rural students they serve.
Zost, Gregory C.
"Recruitment and Retention of Rural Special Educators,"
LC Journal of Special Education: Vol. 4, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/lc-journal-of-special-education/vol4/iss1/8