Spring 2015

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Teacher Education


The purpose of this project is to observe and document the communication and collaboration between new special education teachers and veteran support staff; culminating in the creation of a resource, describing effective communication skills and strategies. A quick-reference communication guide will be designed according to the feedback gathered from the professionals within the education field as well as from special education teachers. The data included is applicable to seasoned teachers being relocated to new sites, as well as individuals new to the teaching profession. Initial implementation and access to the guide will be available through the local County Office of Education, Human Resource Department.


Thesis (M.A.) Teacher Education Department