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SPEDĀ 524 Special Education for the General Education Teacher

Content: Study of special-education policies and procedures, as well as the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of the elementary classroom teacher. Topics include laws relevant to the education of students with disabilities, including a Free and Appropriate Public Education in the Least Restrictive Environment, court cases that influence practice, special-education processes, and the general-educator's role in each step before, during, and after an individualized education plan (IEP) has been created for a student. Candidates will have the opportunity to observe classroom content in practice in their field placements, learning firsthand the collaborative skills required for successfully educating all children. Emphasis is placed on inclusive, equitable educational practices in schools and communities.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Admission to preservice teacher education program or consent of instructor.
Credits: 1 semester hour.