Develop and refine skills to teach students with special needs in grades 5-12 while preparing for an Initial special education license.
This special education license-only program for grades 5-12 will give educators with an appropriate existing license (middle school or high school) the training necessary for educating students with disabilities in the least restrictive educational environments. It prepares you to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities in public and private schools, clinical settings, and collaborative programs. Coursework will include topics such as:
Assessment is a legal and professional responsibility of all special educators. This course will focus on eligibility determination from assessment to program planning, including re-evaluation for the purpose of continued eligibility. The process of interpretation of test results to meaningful curricular decision making and professional communication of this information to team members will be a primary outcome of the course. Students will focus on assessment methods and procedures used in eligibility determination and program planning for students with disabilities as well as students who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
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