Feb 29, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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ED 512 - Educating the Exceptional Student in the Classroom

Provides contextual knowledge of issues and practices related to teaching exceptional and diverse learners in a variety of settings. Students will examine historical and contemporary legal, procedural, and technical issues of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The student will become acquainted with cognitive, sensory, and physically disabling conditions in school-aged and adult learners. Students will become aware of the roles of educators – staff developers, general educators, special educators, and other specialists who work as a team to support learners with disabilities in public schools and the workplace. Current technology to promote learning will be discussed. Teaching methods, strategies, modifications, accommodations and appropriate practices for educators and staff developers to meet the needs of all learners will be addressed. Internet access is required for one of the assignments.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Discuss the laws that are the basis for special education and how they affect the classroom teacher. 
  • Reflect on expectations you have for students with disabilities in your classroom. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to accommodate and modify instructional materials and teaching methods to meet the needs of students with disabilities, ELL, and gifted students. 
  • Become familiar with high and low incidence disabilities and the barriers to learning presented with each disability.


Credits: 3

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