EDSN 525: Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom

EDSN 525: Teaching The Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom

An ONLINE Course offered Year Round

Winter Semester:  January 21 - March 31, 2019

Spring Semester:  April 8 - June 16, 2019

Summer Semester:  July 8 - August 18, 2019

Tracie Peterson, Instructor

This course is mandated by the Maine Department for Education for initial certification, and is available for re-certification.  It also meets Maine 282 certification requirement when taken for 3 graduate credits.  This course is only available for 4.5 CEUs until further notice.  CEUs are accepted for initial certification. (Click here to find our course approved by the Maine Dept. 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 (13th Ed). 


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