An introduction to the causes, characteristics, strategies, trends, and issues in teaching students with exceptionalities. Identification, assessment, and instruction for learners with exceptionalities, including English Language Learners, are discussed. Students will engage in studies of human exceptionality and explore the legal and theoretical foundations for supporting diverse learners. Students will learn about planning and providing instruction that is differentiated, inclusive, and incorporates universal design principles, technology and instructional tools with appropriate accommodations, modifications, and interventions. This course includes a field placement working with students with exceptionalities in a range of educational and community settings. (Offered every semester).
The Core Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters