Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (Grades 6-12)
Course Description:This course focuses on specialized methods and instructional strategies necessary for special educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities in grades 6-12. Emphasis will be placed on the development, selection, and utilization of appropriate curriculum and instructional approaches for students in grades 6-12 which correspond to the capabilities and styles of diverse learners. Teacher candidates will identify general education curriculum including state-adopted standards and Access Points for students in grades 6-12.
Amy Somerset, MS, Emotional Disturbances and Learning Disabilities
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Special Education in Contemporary Society, An Introduction to Exceptionality (6th edition) by Gargiulo, Bouck and Bouck. ISBN: 9781506310702
Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities 1st Edition. ISBN: 9781598571936. Authors: Dr. Belva C. Collins Ed.D. (Author), Mark Wolery Ph.D. (Foreword)
See first-day handout.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
E-1 Demonstrate understanding of instructional design and lesson planning by applying concepts from human development and learning theories.
E-2 Demonstrate ability to maintain a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.
E-3 Demonstrate effective instructional delivery and facilitation by utilizing deep and comprehensive knowledge of instructional methods.
E-4 Demonstrate understanding of assessment by analyzing and applying data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.
E-5 Demonstrate continuous improvement by designing purposeful goals to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.
E-6 Demonstrates professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
(FEAP)1.b, 1.c, 1.d, 1.e
(FEAP)1.a, 1.b, 1.c, 2.h
(FEAP)3.b, 3.c, 3.f, 3.h, 3.j
(FEAP)3.g, 3.h, 3.i
(FEAP)1.d. 1.e, 4.a, 4.b, 4.c, 4.d
Quizzes, SD, Obs
Task CC11A, Task CC1D; SP, DB, SD, W, Proj
Obs, SK, DB, RPT
Task CC11A, Obs, SD, Prac
SD, SP, Obs
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The primary methods of instruction include class discussions, experiential learning opportunities, interactive lecture, and assigned readings. Learning strategies may include case studies, questioning, presentations, practicums, small group discussions, demonstrations, and presentations. Active student participation is expected, and students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Additionally, students are expected to read all assigned material and complete assigned projects by the assigned due dates.
This course requires 30 credit hours of field placement.
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