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

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FSA 411 - Planning and Instructional Strategies for Special Educators

Inclusive education pedagogy at the childhood level (grades 1-6). The focus of this course is on the implementation of universal design for learning principles, differentiated instruction and the use of engaging, active and collaborative learning structures to promote effective inclusive education. The course also addresses various evidence-based strategies for all learners, including students with various disabilities. FSA 411 is one of a block of five IEC courses offered by three departments. A 75-hour field experience attached to this course provides a connection to a partner elementary school shared by all the block courses. Prerequisite: FSA 340. Fulfills: PRES. (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. Develop curricular and pedagogical skills by successfully applying the three UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles to lesson planning.
  2. Utilize instructional strategies including DI (differentiated instruction), CRT (cultural relevant teaching), active learning, collaborative learning, and SDI (specially designed instruction) to support the inclusion of students historically marginalized by schools and other social systems.
  3. Use a strength-based perspective to create an adaptation for a student by researching an area of need and working collaboratively with the host teacher(s), student and other school stakeholders in the field.

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