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Courses - EDSP Upper Division

303. Preparing to Teach Special Populations in the General Education Classroom (1)

Corerequisites: EDEL 380.
Emphasis on roles and responsibilities of the general education teacher in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Relevant state and federal laws pertaining to the education of exceptional populations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Introduction to Teaching the Exceptional Individual (3)

Characteristics and etiology of different categories of disability are addressed. Future educators and other school professionals will learn about history, legislation, and processes pertaining to educating students with exceptionalities.
Letter grade only (A-F). Two 2-hour fieldwork observations of individuals with exceptionalities in educational settings are required. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (Field work)

355A. Collaborative Models of Inclusive Education: Partnerships and Strategies for Teaching All Students in Elementary Schools (3)

Overview of collaborative educational models; family, school, community partnership models; access, equity, historical, legal, social, political perspectives for diverse students with special needs; roles and responsibilities of the general educator as a team member at the elementary level; Individualized Education Program process.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in EDSP 355. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

355B.Collaborative Models of Inclusive Education: Partnerships and Strategies for Teaching All Students in Secondary Schools (3)

Overview of collaborative educational models; family, school, community partnership models; access, equity, historical, legal, social, political perspectives for diverse students with special needs; roles and responsibilities of the general educator as a team member at the secondary level; Individualized Education Program process.
Letter grade only (A-F).

454. Supporting the Academic and Language Development of English Learners (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Addresses typical and atypical language development and acquisition in school-aged children from non-English speaking backgrounds. Focus will be on assessment and instruction for English Learners, emphasizing sheltered instruction. Typical language development and language disabilities are addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

480. Foundations of Inclusive Education in a Diverse Society: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives and Legal Mandates (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Education Specialist Credential Program.
Philosophical and historical foundations of special education in a diverse society. Discussion of educational theories, legal mandates, and models for serving students with special needs in inclusive settings, with particular focus on students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.


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