2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5790 Special Needs and Education

Currently there are more than 7 million children with disabilities receiving special education services across the United States, and this number continues to grow. The size of the special needs population means that teachers in inclusion classrooms, special needs classrooms, and mainstream classrooms all need the skills and knowledge to teach and support special needs students. This course includes relevant topics, strategies, and best practices designed to give teachers the edge to best serve students with special needs.

In this course, participants will learn about the thirteen major types of disabilities, the laws governing special education, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, and best practices for working with special needs students and their families. After finishing the course, teachers will be equipped with actionable strategies to support the assessment, instruction, academic success, and social/emotional development of special needs students.