Demonstrate sensitivity to individuals with disabilities.
Effects of Diversity
Describe the effects of cultural, ethnic, and language diversity on the education of individuals with disabilities
Describe the steps in the Individual Education Program (IEP) process, including Individualized Transition Plans for students aged 14-22.
Use research-supported methods for academic instruction of individuals with disabilities including explicit instruction, learning strategies, task analysis, and active participation.
Models and Strategies of Consultation
Describe models and strategies of consultation and collaboration including co-planning and co-teaching.
Definitions and Descriptions of Legal Structure
Define special education and describe the legal structure of services for individuals with disabilities, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Develop a personal philosophy of special education which includes an understanding of the implications of Least Restrictive Environment as defined in IDEA.
Classroom Management Theories
Demonstrate knowledge of basic classroom management theories and an understanding of teacher attitudes and behaviors that influence behavior of individuals with exceptional learning needs.
High and Low Incidence Disabilities
Describe the characteristics and educational implications of students with high and low incidence disabilities
Demonstrate ability to identify and prioritize areas of the general curriculum and provide accommodations for individuals with exceptional learning needs