special education teachers

ANN ARBOR, MI (MPRN)--   The Michigan Department of Education is offering an option to help school districts deal with a shortage of special education teachers. 

The MDE will allow a one-year, renewable waiver that enables a district to use special education teachers in a special education classroom even if they don't have the same specialty area.

The goal is to reduce the use of substitute teachers for special education.

Abby Cypher heads the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education.