Sep 28, 2022  
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPED 505 - Introduction to Special Education


3 Credit(s)

Provides an overview of the categories of disabilities; develops skills related to the identification and remediation of educational, psychological and social needs of learners with disabilities and/or gifted, discusses the special education process and impact of state and federal special education laws and policies on the public school program; provides background for designing appropriate individualized instruction, behavioral support, and classroom management applications and interventions for students with diverse learning needs; and develops and uses effective planning, collaboration, and co-teaching practices with peers. This course also includes 15 hours of fieldwork with persons having disabilities; which with the permission of the instructor might include reported observations and volunteering at special education or identified inclusive settings within the classroom, area school districts, BOCES, or other institutions. This course may be applied to the prerequisite course requirement in the MSEd Special Education program. Fall, Sp, Su.



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