Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Catherine Fallona

Second Advisor

Jeffrey Beaudry

Third Advisor

Anita Stewart McCafferty


Alarming percentages of early career special educators, as many as 50%, leave education within five years (Edgar & Pair, 2005; Menlove, Games, & Salzberg, 2004; Plash & Piotrowski, 2006). These statistics are cause for grave concern. The purpose of this survey research study was to discover early career special educators' perceptions of the induction support they received.