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ESE 252 - Survey of Exceptional Education

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to the field of Exceptional Education. Includes history and current laws, special education processes and procedures, effective communication, techniques for collaboration and consultation with general and special education teachers and parents, and characteristics of students with exceptionalities. Also includes current and relevant trends in special education, technology, and effective instructional strategies and resources that meet the needs of learners with exceptionalities.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Examine laws and policies governing exceptional education. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium ( InTASC) 9; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 6)
  2. Identify characteristics of learners with special needs. (InTASC 1, 2; CEC 1)
  3. Describe the role of collaboration among stakeholders. (InTASC 3, 10; CEC 7)
  4. Identify strategies and resources for exceptional learners. (InTASC 5, 8; CEC 5)
  5. Identify appropriate accommodations and modifications. (InTASC 6, 7; CEC 3)
  6. Synthesize key concepts in exceptional education. (InTASC 1, 2, 3, 7, 9; CEC 6)

Outline:
  1. Introduction to Exceptional Education
    1. History
    2. People-first language
    3. Disabilities
  2. Special Education Laws, Policies, and Procedures (State and Federal)
    1. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    2. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Section 504 plans
    3. Referral process
    4. Individualized Education Plan (IEP) development and implementation
  3. Collaboration with Families
    1. Roles and responsibilities
    2. Impact of disability on families
  4. Collaboration with Colleagues
    1. Co-teaching
    2. Teacher roles and responsibilities
  5. Supporting All Learners - Effective Instructional Strategies for Differing Needs
    1. Differentiated instruction
    2. Universal design for learning
    3. Accommodations and modifications
    4. Response to Intervention (RTI)
  6. Key Characteristics of Exceptionalities
  7. High incidence
    1. Specific Learning Disabilities (i.e. Reading, Writing, Math, Dyslexia)
    2. Speech/Language Disorders
    3. ADHD/ADD
    4. Autism
    5. Developmental Disabilities
  8. Low incidence
    1. Visual Impairments
    2. Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    3. Deaf/Blindness
    4. Physically Impaired
    5. Severe Multiple Impairment
  9. Current and Relevant Social, Cultural, and Academic Trends
    1. Grading
    2. Service delivery models
    3. Biases/perceptions
  10. Technology
    1. Digital tools
    2. Assistive technology
  11. Reflecting on Practice
    1. CEC
    2. InTasc