Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms

Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms
Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
 NoteNOTE: For help with questions about fingerprint clearance, contact the McKay School of Education Advisement Center. NOTE: CPSE 402 includes a service learning educational opportunity; a 12 hour volunteer experience is required.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CPSE 402
Course Outcomes: 

Special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

1. Define special education and describe the legal structure of services for individuals with disabilities, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Students with disabilities

2. Describe the academic and behavioral characteristics and educational implications of students with high and low incidence disabilities.

Culture, ethnicity, language diversity, and disability

3. Describe the effects of cultural, ethnic, and language diversity on the education of individuals with disabilities.

Teaching students with disabilities in the general classroom

4. Explain research-supported methods for academic instruction of individuals with disabilities, including explicit instruction, learning strategies, task analysis, active participation, classroom management, and accommodation for the general curriculum.

Models and strategies for collaboration and consultation

5. Describe models and strategies of consultation and collaboration including co-planning and co-teaching.