Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (educ 370)

This course provides an understanding of the exceptional learner and of the changing field of special education. Topics include special education categories and terminology reflecting current issues and laws; alternative program designs for meeting exceptional needs (mainstreaming, inclusion and integration); the IEP (individual education plan); assessments; parents' rights; the role of parents, classroom teacher, and special education personnel; the origin and nature of exceptionalities and instructional strategies; and differences in standards. This course includes a field experience component. Prerequisite: Acceptance to education major or consent of the instructor.

EDUC370 is a 3 credit course.