According to some estimates, the national shortage of special education teachers now exceeds 50,000. With rising turnover and attrition, there’s very little relief in sight and the future looks dire. Here at eLuma, we see this problem and how it negatively affects programs and individual educators everywhere.
eLuma is proud to announce that it will be piloting an online Special Education teaching program starting in the Fall of 2019. eLuma will be selecting four district/school partners to collaborate with towards finding viable solutions to combat crisis-level teacher shortages plaguing districts and schools throughout the US.
If your program is facing this problem, this will be a great way to not only get the services you need, but to take part in the development of a ground-breaking solution that will ultimately help move special education forward. So apply today — we can ONLY accept four applicants and are only taking applications until May 31st, 2019!
What is the Online Special Education Teacher Pilot Program?
We’ll start with Math & Reading Interventions.
Because some estimates suggest as many as 70% of special education students need math and reading interventions, eLuma has chosen to begin with providing these interventions as regularly-scheduled instructional services to students to alleviate the burdens of growing caseloads.
We’ll close the gap with our blended model.
Under this blended model, the onsite teachers will be able to offload the IEP requirements of the MATH and READING interventions to highly qualified online teachers and specialists who will ensure that the students will receive all the services they need. The online teachers and specialists work in tandem with the onsite teachers, facilitators, and staff to ensure that the experience is seamless and the student outcomes are optimized.
What are the program requirements?
eLuma wants to make sure that all partners have the best possible experience.
Consequently, eLuma will be carefully selecting and limiting the number of partners to four to provide maximum support and success. In addition, eLuma will only consider applicants that:
Have a need of at least one FTE (full time equivalent).
Commit for the entire 2019-20 school year.
Provide a designated point person onsite to coordinate.
Provide a designated facilitator for services.
Provide program appropriate curriculum and resources.
Submit program application by May 31, 2019.
*Pilot program participants will be selected and notified by June 10, 2019.