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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 206 - Professional Communication and Collaboration

(1 credit)
This course provides students with theory, general principles, and procedures for fostering collaborative partnerships among families, professionals, students, and other stakeholders. Assignments will allow students to demonstrate culturally responsive strategies that promote effective communication and collaboration with students, families, school and agency personnel and community members. Professional and ethical communication practices will be addressed. The course also presents methods for enhancing parent involvement, due process rights of parents and the mediation process. Conflict resolution strategies and qualities of resilient communities will be explored. This course fulfills all of the PDE Special Education candidate competencies for Collaboration. Students will complete four hours of field experience in an area school or educational setting. Required clearances will be needed to participate in field experiences.