Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Overview

Subject area

SPED

Catalog Number

30800

Course Title

Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Department(s)

Description

Participants will explore the benefits and challenges of creating and maintaining classrooms designed to incorporate students with disabilities in the general education environment for part, or all, of their program. Educating students who have learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and mild retardation will be our primary focus -- though we will also inevitably address issues related to individuals with other disabilities. The course will examine educational theories and historical practices that have led to an increased emphasis on “collaborative education” to serve students with disabilities. We will pay particular attention to the role of special educators in collaborative programs, including aspects of curriculum, instructional adaptations and modifications, classroom management, interpersonal and “inter-professional” relationships. Above all, the course aims to equip all educators with practical strategies for a flexible approach towards teaching and working within diverse educational structures for students with special needs. Though classroom environments may vary, it is imperative that all educators continue to design and implement specialized instruction when appropriate.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Liberal Arts

Yes

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

035115

Course Schedule