Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Introduction to Special Education

Introduction to Special Education
Understanding the characteristics of students with various exceptionalities, ranging from mild to moderate to severe disabilities. How student with specific disabilities learn; using basic strategies for meeting their educational needs.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFBI fingerprint background clearance.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining CPSE 203
Course Outcomes: 

Human exceptionality and special education

1. Describe human exceptionality, special education law, and school services for students with disabilities.

Cultural, ethnic, and language diversity

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

Characteristics, prevalence, and educational implications

3. Describe the characteristics, prevalence, and educational implications of disabilities.

Services and strategies for students with disabilities

4. Define and describe assessment, collaboration, and accommodation for students with disabilities.

12-hour field experience

5. Complete a 12-hour field experience involving volunteer service with students with disabilities.