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EEC 600: Introduction To Special Education

3 credits

This course is designed to introduce regular education and prospective special education teachers to students with special needs. Topics include the legal/historical foundation of special education, referral and identification processes, family involvement, and descriptions of student with the various classifications as well as students with special health care needs. The course will focus on the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and research-based teaching strategies. Field (practicum) experiences constitute part of the course requirements, including the child study and observation in settings that include special education students.

Learning Goals

B. PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES - based on the 6 goals of the Conceptual Framework1. Scholarship. The student will understand the major issues and perspectives of current trends in Special Education. Knowledge of Special Education legislation and CEC standards..2. Reflective Practice. Students will write a personal philosophy of Special education.3. Social Justice Students will understand critical and ethical issues in the assessment, identification and instruction of special learners, particularly culturally diverse students.4. Inclusive Community Students will develop a basic understanding of the approaches used to accommodate students with special needs in general education classrooms and outside of school. 5. Wellness Assigned readings will be a background for an awareness of the needs of special students based on physical, mental and emotional health.6. Creativity and the arts Students will create an oral presentation in a group, latitude is provided to encourage a creative class presentation.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

Sections Offered: Fall 2024

Introduction To Special Education
0810-600-001 A. Frey Tue 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm GC - HRH 104 3
0810-600-002 S. Shore Online 3
0810-600-052 S. Rubin Tue 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm Online 3
0810-600-053 S. Rubin Thu 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm Online 3
0810-600-054 TBA Thu 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm Online 3
0810-600-055 TBA Thu 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm Online 3

Sections Offered: Summer 2024, Summer I

Introduction To Special Education
0810-600-002 P. Antony May 29 - Jul 3 Mon 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm Online 3 Tutorial

Sections Offered: Spring 2024

Introduction To Special Education
0810-600-001 A. Frey Thu 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm GC - HHE 117 3 Tutorial
0810-600-002 S. Shore Online 3

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