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

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.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Teaching Methods:
Lecture
Discussion
Guest Speaker
Service Learning
Professional Journals
Lecture
Mock IEP
Readings
Video
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Know exceptionalities and their impact on the lives of children, including educational implications.
2. Become familiar with common concerns of parents of children with disabilities.
3. Understand school/family relationships and strategies to work with them.
4. Understand laws related to student rights and teacher responsibilities with reference to assessment, eligibility, and placement.
5. Understand and know how to identify differences in approaches to learning and design instruction using student strengths.
6. Know about curricula and instructional practices used in skill development including strategies to help students feel valued.
REQUIREMENTS: Assessments:
Tests
Journal Response
Peer Review
Inquiry Journals
Projects
Response
Self-Assessment
Findings
Presentations
Lesson Plan Adaptations
PREREQUISITES: PPE, Child Development, ECSE and ElEd Majors only or consent of instructor.
ED 200 or ECSE 100 and Sophomore standing.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002