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Research on Personnel Supply and Demand and Effective Strategies for Recruitment, Preparation Partnerships and Retention

Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education (COPSSE)
This project was a cooperative agreement between the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and the University of Florida. Teams of COPSSE scholars prepared nine research syntheses on special education personnel, including one related to: (a) the supply and demand of special education teachers, (b) the character and effectiveness of teacher education and (c) recruitment and retention practices. They are available on line at

Educator Supply and Demand in the United States (ten year trend data)
American Association for Employment in Education has been conducting research study on educator supply and demand for 25 years.

National Center for Education Information
Profile of Alternative Route Teachers is published by National Center for Education Information annually and available at

The National Center to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Improvement Center). A Cooperative Agreement, H325C080001, between the US Department of Education and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Project Officer: Maryann McDermott
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