Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog (August 2020 - July 2021) 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog (August 2020 - July 2021)

SPED 503 Legal and Historical Foundations of Special Education

This course is designed to provide a foundation of the field of special education.  Candidates are introduced to the various areas of exceptionality including the following:  individuals with mental retardation/intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, emotional or behavioral disorder, autism, speech/language and communication impairment, hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disabilities, health disabilities and related low incidence disabilities, and giftedness.  Additionally, candidates explore identification, evaluation and qualification of students with special learning needs, IEP development, Universal Design for Learning, and lesson design and development.  A 25-hour clinical is required for this course.

Note: A 25-hour field based experience is required