EDUC-720 Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities

Educators will learn the knowledge and skills needed to plan Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with moderate and severe disabilities in this graduate-level course. Moderate and severe disabilities include those with physical and cognitive impairments as well as autism. Emphasis will be on teaching and supporting students within both special education classrooms and typical school settings, based on a vision of adult participation in typical community activities. Associated topics of discussion include the history/treatment of individuals with moderate and severe disabilities in our society, 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. 4 SH.