Ready or Not, Here Comes MTSS: Are Preservice Teachers Trained (PO413)

  • PMD: 2,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents
  • Live Chat:
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    11:30 AM–12:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the needs of preservice teachers in regards to MTSS training.
  2. work with early career teachers to implement MTSS.
  3. collaborate with preservice teachers to implement MTSS with fidelity.


Multitiered system of supports (MTSS) is a framework that addresses academic, behavioral, and mental health needs of students. MTSS knowledge is vital to ensure implementation fidelity. Research indicates that educators lack knowledge of MTSS, resulting in misuse of the framework. This study will determine whether future educators are prepared to use MTSS, whether preparation comes from coursework and/or field experiences, and if differences exist in MTSS preparation between special education and general education preservice teachers.



Jamie L. Yarbrough, PhD, Appalachian State Univers
Shelby B. Spencer, Appalachian State University
Alisa M. Conrady, Appalachian State University

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