Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Cavalier, Meghan


Professional educators at all levels of education in the United States are responsible for assisting students in achieving academic success and preparing for employment. Teachers today are tasked with meeting the academic needs of both general education and special education students in various settings. Teachers strive to provide students with well-designed lessons, innovative teaching methods, procedural competence, and practical instruction. General and special education teachers must work together to meet the needs of their students. However, facilitating guidance for the two groups of teachers to collaborate falls on the administrative level of responsibility. This literature review explores the state of collaboration between general and special education teachers primarily in U. S. schools, the role of administrators in supporting that collaboration, and identifies some barriers to effective collaboration.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis