Special Education for Administrator Training (SEAT)

Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) will provide a two-day workshop designed specifically for building-level administrators. The purpose of the workshop is to provide administrators (e.g. principals, assistant principals, building-level local education agency representatives, etc.) with information and strategies to support special education processes and proactively prevent common pitfalls.

Deadline for registration is two weeks prior to Day 1 of the workshop, or until full.

Participant Requirements
  1. Work in an administrative role
  2. Attend the full training
  3. Complete brief online surveys both before and after the training
Training Topics
  • Special education legal and case law updates
  • Common special education pitfalls
  • Proactive preventative administrator strategies and best practices
Workshop Format
  • Large group instruction
  • Small group discussion & investigation
  • Application activities
  • Video examples
  • Individualized action plan development for take-away
Proof of Attendance Participants will receive certificates documenting their participation in SEAT and 12 hours of professional development. TASL credit will be available (PENDING APPROVAL).

2021 Dates:
Week of: Jan. 11-15 (East)
Week of: Jan. 18-22 (Middle)
Week of: Jan. 25-29 (West)

All workshops noted are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education – Part B, and is available to educators in LEAs in Tennessee at no-cost to participants.



Please note: Due to the ever changing reality of COVID-19, TRIAD services are subject to change in terms of service delivery. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of coaching and support possible during these uncertain times for the entirety 2020-2021 school year as educators navigate serving students in a variety of settings.

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