2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 204 - Exceptional Learner in School-Age Environments

3 CR
Students learn how to support school-age children and adolescents who are exceptional learners in academic environments focusing on kindergarten through 12th grade. Topics include historical, psychological, social and academic perspectives. Individualization, assessment, and intervention programming are studied. This course builds upon ECE 237 ; however, each course can be taken independently of the other. Students are required to complete at least six clock hours of observations in the K-12th grade classroom settings. Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Contrast different disabilities, developmental delays, and special abilities of K-12 students.
  2. Discover adaptations and instructional techniques that can be tailored to meet each student’s individual needs.
  3. Analyze and intentionally apply results gathered from anecdotal records to support positive growth and development for K-12 students with special needs.
  4. Argue the importance of involving each family in assessing the K-12 student’s needs, setting individual goals, and updating the child’s progress in an ongoing manner.
  5. Characterize the IEP process, the family involvement, features that make the document well written, and the importance of following the team’s planning for each individual K-12 student with a disability.
  6. Analyze the laws related to K-12 students with disabilities, including the IDEA (and amendments) and ADA.