May 31, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog (August 2017 - July 2018) 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog (August 2017 - July 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPED 303 Introduction to Special Education

Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 30 hours coursework
This course is required of all teacher candidates. Introduction to current issues and problems related to children and youth who deviate from the average in mental, physical, social and/or emotional characteristics to the extent that the appropriate least restrictive environment is provided. Research on each of the identified exceptionalities in special education is required. Topics of emphasis include: special education legislation, the special education process from referral to placement, response to intervention, developing individualized education plans (IEPs), positive behavior support and teaching strategies specific to exceptionalities. A grade of “C” or better required.

Term Offered: (F, S)