EDSN 525 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom
Educators are often unprepared to work with students with exceptional needs. Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom prepares general educators and educational technicians to teach students with special needs in the inclusive classroom. It is an overview of special education, characteristics of individuals with disabilities, individualized educational plans (IEPs), functional behavior assessment, practical teaching strategies, and special education law and process.
This course fulfills a State of Maine requirement for all teacher and administrator certification.
Instructor: Stephen York, M.Div., Dean, The New England Institute for Teacher Education
During the fall and spring, this course meets in a cohort for two weekend sessions (Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 8-4pm) with intersession work and weekly contact with the instructor in between. Summer sessions may have a daytime schedule and are completed in an intensive week with pre- and post-session work. The course is also available ONLINE and those start dates are negotiated with the Instructor.
The summer week-long intensives in Bangor and Portland will be held 8am-4pm Monday through Thursday, and 8am – noon Friday.
- Participate collaboratively in the special education process with students, colleagues, specialists, administrators, and students’ parents/guardians/advocates.
- Demonstrate competencies in teaching exceptional students in the inclusive classroom.
- Understand special education law—IDEA, and how Chapter 504, No Child Left Behind, and Response to Intervention apply to special education.
- Utilize professional resources including: The Council for Exceptional Children and Special Education Resources for General Educators (SERGE).