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2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESE 254 - Foundations of Instruction: Mild-Moderate Disabilities

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

Framework for understanding and working with students with mild-moderate disabilities. Includes characteristics of students with mild-moderate disabilities and special education procedures and processes. Also includes collaboration and consultation practices; effective educational techniques to support the needs of learners with disabilities; assistive and educational technology; and current social, cultural, and/or academic trends.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze relevant laws, policies, and procedures associated with educating/working with students with mild-moderate disabilities. (Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 5, 6); (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 9)
  2. Use various accommodations and modifications to differentiate and modify curriculum for individuals with mild-moderate disabilities. (CEC 5; InTASC 7)
  3. Use various instructional strategies and resources to create appropriate instruction for individuals with mild-moderate disabilities. (CEC 5; InTASC 8)
  4. Use positive communication and collaboration practices among all members of the learning community to support students with mild-moderate disabilities. (CEC 2, 7; InTASC 3)
  5. Identify and evaluate technological resources to support the learning of students with mild-moderate disabilities. (CEC 5; InTASC 8; International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 5)

  1. Special Education Policies, Procedures, and Practices
    1. Referral process
    2. Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
    3. Transition Plans
  2. Communication and Collaboration with Parents and Colleagues
  3. Accommodations and Modifications
  4. Instruction and Assessment
    1. Task analysis
    2. Pre-assessment
    3. Self-assessment
    4. Think-alouds
  5. Technology
    1. Assistive
    2. Educational