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ESE 255 - Classroom Management for Mild-Moderate Disabilities

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

Effective classroom management components that support student achievement and engagement for students with mild-moderate disabilities in grades K-12. Includes how teacher expectations, effective communication, positive relationships, and restorative practices can impact learner behavior. Also includes organizing the physical environment, establishing effective classroom rules and procedures, Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).

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

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify rules, procedures, and organizational strategies for creating and maintaining a productive,      engaging, and motivating learning environment. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support          Consortium (InTASC) 3; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2; International Society for Technology     in Education (ISTE) 3)
  2. Evaluate how ongoing, positive communication with students, families, and colleagues can foster a     constructive and productive learning environment and build positive relationships. (InTASC 3; Initial     Specialty Curriculum Individual (ISCI) 7)
  3. Analyze effective behavior and motivational strategies and supports used to create and maintain a      positive learning environment for students with mild-moderate disabilities. (InTasc 3; CEC 2.2, 2.3; ISCI    2; Individualized General Curriculum (IGC) 4)

  1. Productive Learning Environments
    1. Rules
    2. Policies and procedures
    3. Organizational strategies
  2. Positive Communication and Relationships
    1. Paraprofessionals
    2. Parents
    3. Students
  3. Behavioral and Motivational Strategies
    1. Restorative Practices
    2. Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions (PBIS)
    3. Functional Behavioral Assessment
    4. Behavior Intervention Plan