This paper chronicles the challenges in development of a partnership to deliver specialized teacher training across state lines. The authors present a framework of needed steps and use information from their experiences in a case study format to support and explain the progression of a proposed partnership to train teachers of the visually impaired between the Training Program for Professional in Visual Impairment at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, and the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock, AR. The authors discuss the initial concept and need, the development commitment between the two parties, the struggles to navigate state and federal regulations, the satisfaction of requirements presented by a myriad of stakeholders, and completion of the initial stage of the partnership. Additionally, reflections on lessons learned during and after the process are offered to assist others as they move toward the establishment of their own interstate partnerships.
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Munro. M. P. & Kamps, J. L. (2012). Interstate distance education partnerships:Case study of challenges and accomplishment. Texas Journal of Distance Learning. Fall Issue. Txjournal-DL.org