EDUC 577 - Teaching Diverse Learners
This course will examine how cultural and linguistic differences impact the educational experiences for students with and without disabilities. Students will examine intervention strategies to address these differences and apply their knowledge through analysis of case studies, observations, and development of artifacts.
It is important that educators are prepared to enter the work force with a genuine sense of pride in their profession and understanding of the diverse learner. From this course, the teacher candidate will be able to identify the characteristics of diverse learners and select specific strategies to address emotional, social, linguistic and cognitive differences at appropriate times. Additionally, candidates will apply their knowledge of students' individual differences in order to design coherent instruction, communicate effectively with families, appropriately manage and engage students in learning. Ten hours of clinical observation required. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 571 EDUC 572 EDUC 573 EDUC 574 EDUC 575