Dual Language Special Education Network

The Dual Language Special Education Network is for educators who support bilingual students who receive special education (or students who are bilingual and receive special education), including special educators, dual language teachers, ESL/ELL teachers and administrators. The Network is a collaboration between MATSOL, Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE), and Massachusetts Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC).

Purpose of Network
  1. Networking and mutual support for educators who support students who are bilingual and receive special education, including Special Education, Dual Language, and ESL/ELL teachers and administrators. 
  2. Supporting the growth of effective practices for dual language learners in the field of Special Education
  3. Providing professional development needs for special education teachers, staff, and administrators working with dual language learners
  4. Sharing research and field related program and instructional information regarding special education and dual language learners

The target audience includes Special Educators, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and other educational leaders interested in Special Education issues (e.g., Moderate Special Needs, Director of Special Education, Institutes of Higher Education, Literacy, and Instructional Coaches, Interventionists)


Meetings are open to MABE, MATSOL, and CEC members in good standing


Meetings for the 2017-18 school year will be announced soon!