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Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Special Education (SPED)
SPED
6201
Overview and Legal Issues in Educating Exceptional Learners
Overview and Legal Issues
Summer 2017
3
Course Type
Lecture
Seminar
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No

Corequisites

12

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Survey course to acquaint prospective teachers with special education and to help them become aware of the various educational modifications necessary to accommodate children with special needs in a school program.
Students will have:
1) A definition of special education, normalization, and exceptionality.
2) Understand the history of the development of special education services that serve as the foundation of current special education practices.
3) Know the categories of exceptionality currently defined by federal and state laws.
4) Be knowledgeable of the intent, content and, if possible, actual outcomes of major pieces of legislation and federal initiatives relating to disabilities and special needs.
5) Be able to analyze the intent and content of statutes, regulations, policy tools and influencing forces that impact on education and human services,
6) Know current trends, proposed changes and potential initiatives for federal legislation regarding the education, vocational preparation, employment, transition, and quality of life of individuals with disabilities and others with special needs,
7) Know the various roles of special educators in the education of students with disabilities.
8) Be able to analyze, using ethical considerations, the local educational decisions that affect students with disabilities.
9) Be knowledgeable of strategies for implementing change within an existing program.
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This course-name change is made as a part of the reduction in credits for
MA Ed&HD in the Field of Special Education for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, and
MA Ed&HD in the Field of Secondary Special Education and Transition Services, Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, and
MA Ed&HD in the Field of Secondary Special Education and Transition Services, Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
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