This course introduces the various exceptionalities and related topics in the field of special education including definitions, prevalence, assessment and intervention. It includes discussion of strategies for facilitating students’ independence, learning, social connections and self-advocacy skills. Curriculum emphasizes the philosophical and practical applications of valuing students’ abilities and diversity and collaborating with educators and families. It will explore curriculum modifications and accommodations, problem-solving strategies and transition issues. 10 hours of field work are required in this course. (TECP candidates have additional course requirements for the certification portfolio.) A $25 fee will be assessed to all students taking TECP 50C to cover the cost of clinical practice.
EDU 101C/TECP 50C