Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms

Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms
Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CPSE 402
Course Outcomes


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.

Research-supported Methods

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).

Personal Philosophy

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

General Curriculum

Demonstrate ability to identify and prioritize areas of the general curriculum and provide accommodations for individuals with exceptional learning needs