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Course Code: EDUC560 Course ID: 2805 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides pre-service and in-service teachers with an examination of the characteristics of exceptional students to include gifted, developmentally disabled, learning disabled, and emotionally/behaviorally disordered. The course includes identification and implications for planning instruction for these exceptional students as well as exploring legislation, philosophy, least restrictive approaches, parent involvement, and due process safeguards. Federal legislation including Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, IDEA, ADA, and Section 504 are discussed. Finally, major contemporary issues related to field of special education to include legal, curricular, and instructional procedures appropriate for students at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels are examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 05/29/2022 February Winter 2022 Session K 16 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 08/21/2022 May Spring 2022 Session K 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the relationship of special education to the broader social, political and educational context. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 5D1, 5D2); (ISTE: 4B)
  2. Trace the historical origins and legal requirements of special education. (WVPTS: 5I); (ISTE: 4A)
  3. Identify significant issues associated with current topics in special education (e.g. least restrictive environment, identification and placement, instruction, early intervention, family involvement, assessment, and responsiveness to intervention. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 3E2, 3F1, 3F3, 5D1, 5D2, 5F1, 5I1); (ISTE: 2C, 3C)
  4. Recognize and describe a child’s strengths and needs and how they affect his or her performance in school and the community. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 3F1, 3F3, 5D1, 5D2); (ISTE: 4B)
  5. Describe the characteristics and educational implications of diagnosed disabilities and other conditions that warrant adaptation to general education curriculum to meet unique learning needs. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 3A2, 3F1, 3F3); (ISTE: 2C, 4B)
  6. Discuss the role of the teacher and challenges faced in the application of the concept of “least restrictive placement/environment.” (WVPTS: 1D1, 2A1, 2A3, 3A2, 3F1, 3F3, 5I1); (ISTE: 4B)
  7. Discuss instructional considerations, examine features of universal design for learning, and analyze research regarding the use and effectiveness of technology for diverse populations. (WVPTS: 1A3, 3A2, 3A3); (ISTE: 4B, 5C)

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the relationship of special education to the broader social, political and educational context. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 5D1, 5D2); (ISTE: 4B)
  2. Trace the historical origins and legal requirements of special education. (WVPTS: 5I); (ISTE: 4A)
  3. Identify significant issues associated with current topics in special education (e.g. least restrictive environment, identification and placement, instruction, early intervention, family involvement, assessment, and responsiveness to intervention. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 3E2, 3F1, 3F3, 5D1, 5D2, 5F1, 5I1); (ISTE: 2C, 3C)
  4. Recognize and describe a child’s strengths and needs and how they affect his or her performance in school and the community. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 3F1, 3F3, 5D1, 5D2); (ISTE: 4B)
  5. Describe the characteristics and educational implications of diagnosed disabilities and other conditions that warrant adaptation to general education curriculum to meet unique learning needs. (WVPTS: 1D1, 1D2, 2A1, 2A2, 2A3, 3A2, 3F1, 3F3); (ISTE: 2C, 4B)
  6. Discuss the role of the teacher and challenges faced in the application of the concept of “least restrictive placement/environment.” (WVPTS: 1D1, 2A1, 2A3, 3A2, 3F1, 3F3, 5I1); (ISTE: 4B)
  7. Discuss instructional considerations, examine features of universal design for learning, and analyze research regarding the use and effectiveness of technology for diverse populations. (WVPTS: 1A3, 3A2, 3A3); (ISTE: 4B, 5C)
Book Title:Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals, 5th ed.
ISBN:9780134489056
Publication Info:Pearson
Author:Friend, M.
Electronic ISBN:9780134488226
Electronic Unit Cost:$74.99
 
Book Title:Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781400032716
Publication Info:Vintage Books Lib
Author:Haddon, Mark
Unit Cost:$16.40
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.