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EDUC560 - Special Education Topics


This course provides pre-service and in-service teachers with an examination of the characteristics of exceptional students to include gifted, developmentally disabled, learning disabled, and emotionally/behaviorally disordered. The course includes identification and implications for planning instruction for these exceptional students as well as exploring legislation, philosophy, least restrictive approaches, parent involvement, and due process safeguards. Federal legislation including Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, IDEA, ADA, and Section 504 are discussed. Finally, major contemporary issues related to field of special education to include legal, curricular, and instructional procedures appropriate for students at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels are examined.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 11/24/19 Summer 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Curious Incident of Dog in Night-Time (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources)
ISBN: 9781400032716
Publication Info: Vintage Books
Author: Haddon, Mark
Unit Cost: $16.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Special Education, Loose-Leaf Version, 4/E
ISBN: 9780132836746
Publication Info: Pearson
Author: Marilyn Friend
Unit Cost: $104.07
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A