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

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FSA 479 - Social Curriculum and Behavioral Support

Introduction to the social curriculum and positive approaches to behavior support in inclusive classrooms. The course includes theory and evidence-based practices for classroom management and the development of self-control and social skills for all students, including students with disabilities that involve behavioral and/or emotional challenges.

Teacher candidates will learn how to identify and apply appropriate prevention and intervention strategies, including such research-based approaches as functional analysis, positive behavioral supports and Social Stories™. The focus is on promoting students' self-efficacy and respectful participation in inclusive communities through cooperative relationships and problem-solving skills. Prerequisite: FSA 340 or SPE 270.

  Notes: For IEC majors only: This course is offered as part of a block semester that includes a 75 hour practicum requirement. (3 cr. hr.)
Frequency code B = offered at least once per year

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

  1. Characterize the differences among various theoretical models of behavior to create safe, inclusive and culturally responsive learning environments.
  2. Develop a repertoire of teaching approaches that support positive social engagement and interaction between students and teachers, and among students with and without disabilities, by working collaboratively with all stakeholders in the field.
  3. Conduct a functional behavior analysis to gain insight into the context and causes of behavior(s) and develop a behavior support plan for a focal student.
  4. Analyze and apply current trends in behavior intervention, including regulations for responding to challenging behavior and positive behavior interventions and supports, for students with disabilities. 

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