Master of Science in Special Education - Special Education Methods: ECSE, DCD, and PHD

Course Code
SPED 641  Credits
Title Special Education Methods: ECSE, DCD, and PHD 
Prerequisite SPED 225 or equivalent 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course provides an overview of research-based methodologies effective in teaching learners with a wide variety of disabilities across the continuum of placement settings and options. Emphasis is placed on teaching learners, ages 3-21, with developmental delays (Early Childhood Special Education, ECSE); developmental cognitive disabilities (Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, DD, DCD, or ID); and physical or health/medical challenges (Physical/Health Disabilities, P/HD). Teacher candidates will understand and experience the process of using relevant assessment data to develop meaningful Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) leading to effective instruction and positive outcomes for all learners. The content includes review of and application of multiple instructional strategies designed to promote developmental, functional, and academic learning.