EDUC 571 - Foundations and Advanced Methods of Special Education
This course is designed to re-acquaint the student with the historical evolution of the special education field through human rights advocacy and legal processes. The emphasis, however, will be to bring contemporary knowledge of current special education processes and practices, Amendments to ADAA, IDEA, ESSA/NCLB; and the unique opportunities and barriers individuals with disabilities experience in today's inclusive classrooms.
Significant changes in the field of special education and supportive student services occur at a rapid pace, and students will benefit from knowledge of trends, initiatives, and advocacy efforts that have occurred since their previous coursework.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze and accurately explain/report on recent research, advocacy efforts, educational initiatives, dispute resolutions and subsequent legislation that continue to make the Special Education field "fluid" and evolving to meet the educational and functional needs of all children in public school settings. Ten hours of clinical observation required.