2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SPE 270 - Introduction to Special Education

Course meets all SED teacher certification requirements for childhood and early childhood education teachers to teach students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Introductory course for students in the Teaching Students with Disabilities in Childhood Education Program, intended to orient general education and special education pre-service teachers to special education, the characteristics of students with special needs, strategies to work effectively with diverse student populations, and techniques for forming partnerships with each other and other professionals and parents. (3 cr. hr.)
Frequency code A = offered every semester

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of disability as a fluid, controversial, socially constructed concept.
  2. Examine the main components and major controversies of federal and state special education regulations, including the 13 categories of special education and the least restrictive environment provision.
  3. Explain the special education referral process and use a strengths-based perspective to communicate with students, families and educators.
  4. Define the principles of Universal Design for Learning and explain how to accommodate all learners, including those with disabilities in one's teaching practice.

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