This course is designed to provide an understanding of the needs of all types of exceptional children. Students will be able to identify symptoms and causes of most disabilities including behavioral, health, learning and physical disabilities and ways in which teachers can individualize instruction for exceptional students. Students will review and understand both federal and state regulations governing special education services. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Inclusion of Special Needs Student Populations requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Secondary Education. This course also meets the MSDE Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Foundations of Special Education requirement for an initial certificate in Generic Special Education Infant/Primary, Generic Special Education Elementary/Middle, and Generic Special Education Secondary/Adult. A 15-hour Field Experience outside of class time is required. Students are placed in a Howard County Public School or may use a K-12 school where they are employed. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Major Course Topics
I. Understanding exceptionality
Grading/Exams: Grading procedures will be determined by the individual faculty member but may include the following:
Other Course Information
Meets Maryland State Department of Education requirements for recertification coursework.
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Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:
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For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has a proctored mid term and final exams at the HCC Testing Center for students in the local region or at a regional institution for remote students. The exam will have a flexible window of time during which it needs to be taken rather than a single date and time.
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