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SPED 505 Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in Inclusive School Settings

Content: Who are students with exceptionalities and how do we adapt curriculum to meet their needs? This course addresses characteristics of student exceptionalities, principles and practices for effective planning, approaches to instruction, and options for assessment of all students. It prepares teacher candidates to advocate for appropriate instruction for all students in the least restrictive environment. Emphasis is placed on providing relevant information for the development of individualized education plans (IEPs), planning instruction that is guided by students’ IEPs, and adapting curricula for all learners, including the use of Universal Design for Learning.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Admission to a preservice teacher education program.
Credits: 1 semester hour.