EDSN 525: Teaching The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom

July 8, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Instructor: Tricia Richardson

Registration Deadline: July 1


This course is mandated by the Maine Department for Education for initial certification and is available for re-certification. This course is available for 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) . The course is accepted for initial certification by the Maine Department of Education.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                      4.5 CEUs

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 teacher and administrator certification.


*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).


Hallahan, Daniel P. Exceptional Learners: An Introduction to Special Education (14th Ed).

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