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EDSE 5305

Teaching Diverse and Exceptional Learners

Three semester hours.

This course provides a survey of special education with the focus on federally determined categories of disabling conditions. Includes an overview of national legislation; professional standards; litigation and advocacy trends; and the Texas Rules and Regulations for Special Education. Also emphasizes diverse populations, developmentally appropriate practices, and ways that student diversity and exceptionality affect instruction and learning. The course will emphasize skills needed to effectively teach diverse and exceptional students, including currently validated strategies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admitted to and in good standing in the College of Education.

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