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EDU: Overview of Special Education

Course Number: 10-522-107
Credits: 3
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Course Information

Description: This course provides an overview of the special education law. Special education categories under IDEA and associated causes and characteristics will be explored as well as state and federal qualification criteria will be examined. Societal responses to students with disabilities as well as the impact of a student with disabilities on family dynamics will also be covered in this course.
Total Credits: 3

Course Competencies

  1. Examine the history of special education.
  2. Analyze the impact of a student with special needs on family dynamics.
  3. Examine the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) disability categories
  4. Explain the qualification process for special education services
  5. Examine roles of special education personnel in a school setting
  6. Identify resources for individuals in each IDEA disability category
  7. Examine the concepts of least restrictive environment
  8. Examine the concepts of inclusion

Course details are from the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change after 5/23/2022.