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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 2410 - The Exceptional Learner

Credits: 4
This course provides an overview of the inclusive classroom and an introduction to special education. Students will gain an understanding of the challenges that students with exceptionalities encounter.   The class will explore topics including:  how disabilities are identified: the roles and responsibilities of the general education and special educators in the inclusive classroom;  what necessary steps are taken to refer students for evaluations in the special education process: characteristics of students with disabilities: general issues of evaluation approaches: and, research-based accommodations and interventions including the use of assistive technology devices and behavioral interventions. Classroom differentiation strategies for the gifted student will also be introduced.  State and federal laws as well as an overview of local and national support agencies are also reviewed.
Prerequisite(s): Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Moderate Disabilities concentrations only, or by permission of the department chair.