What Is Co-Teaching?
Co-Teaching is an instructional delivery approach in which a classroom teacher and a special education teacher (or other special services professional) share responsibility for planning, delivering, and evaluating instruction for a group of students, some of which have exceptional needs.
--Friend, Reising, & Cook, 1993
Successful implementation of the Co-Teaching model requires careful implementation planning and oversight as well as training with follow-up support for the educators involved.
The Arkansas Co-Teaching Project is designed to provide support to schools interested in implementing a new co-teaching program or improving an existing one. Support is provided through comprehensive training, technical assistance, and informational resources.
Our purpose is to educate and support teachers and administrators in the implementation of effective co-teaching.