Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.A. in Learning Disabilities


Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education


College of Education

First Advisor

Urban, Stanley


Job satisfaction; Special education teachers--Attitudes


Disability and Equity in Education


Fourteen certified learning disabilities teacher/consultants (LDT/C's) who are not working in that position were identified by the child study team director from their district. All fourteen responded to a survey that asked them to characterize their feelings about certain statements that pertained to the LDT/C position. A Likert rating scale was used to show how strongly the respondents agreed or disagreed with the statement.

Results were analyzed and it was revealed that five out of the fourteen who responded never worked as an LDT/C. Upon further review, it was also discovered that not one statement was answered the same by all those who responded. This indicates that there is not one specific area in the position of LDT/C that causes people to return to the classroom. The most significant finding revealed in the comments made by many who were surveyed was that most left the position to return to teaching where they could have more daily interaction with students.