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EDUC& 203
Exceptional Child


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Explore characteristics of children with special needs. Topics include legislation affecting special education as well as causes and classification of handicapping conditions. Strategies to teach all children are practiced. Recommended: READ 088. Student may not earn credit for both EDUC& 203 and ECE 155. Formerly ED 155, Introduction to Exceptional Student.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • List historical events, people, and theories which influenced special education.
  • Describe and compare various programs and philosophies in special education.
  • Identify and analyze issues in special education field.
  • Predict trends that will impact the future of special education and its progress.
  • Identify strategies to keep current as a professional.
  • Begin to implement information to promote developmentally appropriate education for special needs students.
  • Understand role of paraeducator, ethical responsibilities and professionalism.

  • Course Topics
  • Inclusive education
  • Designing inclusive classrooms
  • Identifying and programming for special needs students
  • Attention defecit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Emotional and behavioral disorder
  • Mental retardation
  • Sensory impairments
  • Autism, traumatic brain injury and other low incidence disorders
  • Communication disorders
  • Gifted students
  • Children at risk
  • Classroom organization and management for children with special needs
  • Working with families of students with disabilities

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EDUC& 203
    Spring 2013
    5473
    Staci Gloyn
    EDUC& 203
    Spring 2012
    5473
    Michelle Meyer
    EDUC& 203
    Spring 2011
    0904
    Terry Morgan


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.