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Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (RTI-EC) Discussion

Lynette Chandler
Robin Miller Young

Illinois recently updated the Professional Teaching Standards and identified a subset of knowledge and skill elements across the content areas that address RtI. Preservice programs are required to identify courses, assessments, and clinical experiences that address these RtI standards. In addition, there are many programs in Illinois that are implementing RtI at the prekindergarten level. Our teacher candidates should be prepared to work effectively within these programs during student teaching and as early childhood teachers.

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