2019-2020 Catalog

EDE 307 Special Education and Special Programs

This course provides general education teachers with the knowledge and skills to address the needs of students with disabilities in their classrooms. The course also surveys other special programs including ESL/Bilingual, gifted education, and federal, state, and local compensatory programs and services. The course offers a holistic perspective of the range of human experience of special needs students, attitudes of individuals and society toward these individuals, and strategies for building a sense of classroom community to engage all students in meeting academic and interpersonal goals. In addition, this course provides opportunities for learning about collaborative models for involving families as well as other professionals in planning for students with special needs. Participants use role playing, observation, interviewing, and group investigations to learn about interventions and accommodations appropriate for K-8 students with special needs.