EDUC-320 Instruction: Moderate & Severe

This course will address knowledge and skills educators need to plan individualized programs for students with moderate and severe disabilities, including those with physical and cognitive impairments as well as autism. Emphasis will be on teaching and supporting students within both special education and regular classes/typical school activities, based on a vision of adult participation in typical community activities and settings. Associated topics of discussion include learning characteristics of students with moderate and severe disabilities, program planning and IEP development, assessment and instructional planning in foundation skills, communication, assistive technology, supporting participation and progress in the general education curriculum, social skills and facilitating peer relationships, and transition planning. Only available to students accepted into the Special Education (PreK-8) Dual Certification program. Prerequisites: Sophomore class standing and successful completion of EDUC-240 and EDUC-260. 4SH.