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EDU 222 Introduction to Special Education
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Overview of Special Education theory and practice in the United States today, including the characteristics of students with specific disabilities and the effects on the individuals and their families. Prerequisite: RDG094.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate historical and contemporary service delivery to individuals with disabilities by delineating the differencing among the practices of segregation, mainstreaming and inclusion. (CSLO 1,2,4)
2. (Analysis Level) Distinguish how legislation has influenced practice in special education, both historically and currently by identifying and defining at least three principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), identifying one change in IDEA and its most recent authorization, and listing the appropriate acronyms and what they stand for (e.g. IEP, IFST, LRE). (CSLO 1,2,3)
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics associated with the most common categories in special education using correct and respectful terminology, including students who are gifted and talented, and apply that knowledge to identify potential challenges in the learning environment using case study scenarios. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
4. (Analysis Level) Examine issues in special education assessment and service delivery within the context of diverse society and discuss possible points of overrepresentation for specific minority groups. (CSLO 1,2,4)
5. (Synthesis Level) Propose skills required for effective multidisciplinary teaming, including working with parents, in a variety of situations while examining the various roles parents must play for the child with a disability. (CSLO 2,3)
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the impact that a child with a disability might have on family life and relationships with the schools and the community by incorporating the principles of normalization, self-advocacy and family support and identifying challenges that families of students with disabilities face. (CSLO 1,2,3,4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation