SED 540: Nature and Needs of Learners Who Are Exceptional
The primary goal of this survey course is to construct an understanding of the range of exceptionailities, including students with disabilities and those identified as gifted and talented. The course is based on the premise that students in special education should be educated and socially interact to the greatest extend possible with their peers engaging in the general education curriculum. Topics in characteristics of areas of exceptionality; planning and strategies for differentiating instruction; classroom management; assistive technology strategies; state and federal laws and regulations; working with parents; and inclusion philosophy and practices, including collaboration between general education and special education teachers. Cr 3.