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Exceptional Students
EXCEP STUDENTS
CLASS CODE: ECSE 320 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introductory course for students majoring in Elementary Education, Professional Preschool Education, and Early Childhood/Special Education. Course content related to early childhood/special education including history, theories, models, and current issues. Special emphasis is given to the use of developmentally appropriate practices.
DESCRIPTION: Introductory course for students majoring in Elementary Education, Professional Preschool Education, and Early Childhood/Special Education. Course content related to early childhood/special education including history, theories, models, and current issues. Special emphasis is given to the use of developmentally appropriate practices.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: Each student will demonstrate:
∑ Knowledge of key terms and categories comprising exceptionality
∑ Knowledge of historical philosophies and trends impacting the education of exceptional students
∑ Knowledge of historic and current legislation affecting exceptional students and their families
∑ A multidisciplinary view of exceptionality, cultural differences, individual and family dynamics
∑ Knowledge of the categories, etiology, symptoms and prevalence of exceptionalities
∑ Knowledge of the learning characteristics, styles, and adaptations associated with legislative categories of student exceptionality
∑ Knowledge of the components and process related to the development of an IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) and an IEP (Individualized Educational Program)
Knowledge of the professionalís responsibility for adherence to and compliance with legislative mandates governing the educational services of exceptional students
REQUIREMENTS: ED 200 or ECSE 100 and Sophomore standing.
PREREQUISITES: PPE, ECSE and ElEd Majors only or consent of instructor.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002