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EDUC 261 - Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Credits: 2
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course is designed for individuals to develop an understanding of planning and implementing supports for children/students with special needs in the general education setting. The exceptional child and the variety of disabilities highlighted in the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) such as cognitive impairments, emotional impairments, visual and hearing impairments, otherwise health impaired, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, speech and language impairments and physical impairments in the K-12 setting are explored.

Prerequisites: Consent of department.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
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Course Competencies
  1. Recognize characteristics of disability categories defined within the Individuals with Disability Act (IDEA).
  2. Evaluate major pieces of legislation for persons with special needs, including special education, laws and mandates.
  3. Describe effective instructional strategies and high-level practices to meet the needs of special education populations.
  4. Examine attitudes and methods in creating an inclusive classroom that will encourage the development of all children (K-12) to reach their greatest potential.
  5. Explore multi-tiered supports and positive behavior supports through an equity lens.\
  6. Design instructional plans that use differentiation to support students academically, behaviorally and socially with special needs in a general education setting.
  7. Plan peer-to-peer supports and interactions for students with special needs.
  8. Demonstrate professional behaviors by collaboratively providing input and accountability to support students with special needs.
  9. Use data collection methods to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional plans and support.

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