SPED-35700 Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

This course is designed to provide pre-service teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and foundational underpinnings that are required to identify and instruct exceptional learners in inclusive classroom settings, including students identified as having learning disabilities, emotional-behavioral challenges and/or other disability support needs as described in the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  Course content and assessments will focus on the characteristics of exceptional learners, the processes for identifying exceptional learners for appropriate services, collaboration with parents and professional colleagues and research-based approaches for designing inclusive classroom settings and instructional/behavioral/assessment strategies and supports for exceptional learners.  This course includes a five-hour field experience.