EDUC 575 - IEP Development and Successful Transitions for Students with Disabilities
The focus of this course will be on the content and development of a legally correct IEP. Students will review IDEA requirements regarding the referral and evaluation process, the IEP, placement decisions and timelines. Special consideration will be given to the transition component of the IEP. Transitions and corresponding instructional and behavioral supports will be addressed for individuals transitioning to pre-school programming, to school-age programming, through stages of school-age (elementary - middle/junior high - high school) to the comprehensive planning completed collaboratively to help individuals work toward desired post-school outcomes (postsecondary training/education, employment and independent living).
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to develop an appropriate IEP as well as identify common transitions in the educational experience of a child with a disability. The student will also be able to demonstrate formal post-secondary transition planning for a child with a disability preparing for life after graduation from public school; focusing on areas of further training/education, employment and independent living. Ten hours of clinical observation required. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 571 EDUC 572 EDUC 573 EDUC 574