Sep 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6450 - Foundations of Special Education


This course provides an overview of the theoretical and practical issues of educating students with special needs from the early childhood years through adolescence. The needs of students qualifying for services under the 13 federally-funded disability areas, as well as English Language Learners and the gifted and talented, are addressed with an emphasis on inclusion in the general education classroom. Topics include pedagogical theory and best practices such as differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention (RtI), cultural diversity, legal and ethical considerations related to each area of disability, academic and behavior intervention strategies for elementary and secondary students, consultation and collaboration with special education personnel, assistive technology use, and transition services. This course requires non-credit field experience.