Special Education Department

Department Overview

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Dr. Jan L. Zeager
Special Education Director
(717) 652-3170 ext. 7125
jzeager@dcts.org

OVERVIEW

Dauphin County Technical School (DCTS) provides supports and services to meet the diverse needs of students eligible for special education.  The student’s IEP team, in collaboration with the student’s district of residence, determine the support, services, modifications, and accommodations for the  student to be successful.  An Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed annually and revisions can be made throughout the year as needed.  Students eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) fully participate in their CTE program and academic courses.  The Bureau of Career and Technical Education tasks each student with the goal of being a “Completer,” specifically completing the task list within each program of study by graduation.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

DCTS employs certified special education teachers in the following areas:

  • Autistic Support
  • Emotional Support
  • Learning Support

Our sending districts provide the following certified specialists on an individual basis:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Consultant
  • Vision Teacher

LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION

Students are required to earn the following credits in their core courses for graduation:
English (4), Math (4), Social Studies (3), Science (3).

  • Direct Instruction Special Education Courses – Taught by a special education learning support teacher who implements the specially designed instruction
  • Inclusion Regular Education Courses – Taught by a regular education teacher in collaboration with a special education learning support teacher to implement the specially designed instruction
  • Regular Education Courses – Taught by a regular education teacher who implements the specially designed instruction