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CPSE 470

Legal Issues Influencing Collaboration in Special Education

Counseling Psychology and Special Education David O. McKay School of Education

Course Description

Laws and issues influencing special education and educator's roles in collaborating with families and professionals.

When Taught

Summer Term

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

CPSE 203. Admission to special education program.

Title

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Learning Outcome

1. Understanding and applying duties and responsibilities of school personnel in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Title

Assessment for decision making

Learning Outcome

2. Use assessment information to make legal and ethical eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Title

Sensitivity to differences

Learning Outcome

3. Demonstrate sensitivity for the culture, language, religion, gender, disability, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation of individuals.

Title

Effective communication

Learning Outcome

4. Communicate effectively with families of individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from diverse backgrounds.