Instruction in Secondary Co-Taught Classrooms: Three Elements, Two Teachers, One Unique Approach

Margaret P. Weiss, George Mason University
Wendy J. Rodgers, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Coteaching is a widely used service delivery model for students with disabilities who access the general curriculum. Instruction in cotaught classrooms is meant to be qualitatively different from instruction in solo-taught classrooms; however, this is not always the case. In this article, we describe a framework for thinking about and planning instruction in cotaught classrooms that includes evidence-based practices from special education and specially designed instruction. Examples are included and discussed.