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EDUC 353 Special Education Methods: Elementary School

Prerequisites: EDUC 204, EDUC 223, EDUC 224 and EDUC 236 and passage of Praxis I or the equivalent. May be taken concurrently. (Both semesters/ 3 credits)

A study of procedures for developing and adapting instructional programs to accommodate students with learning and behavioral disabilities in elementary school settings. The course includes examination of curricular models, teaching strategies and instructional materials in academic areas, including the use of assistive technologies and augmentative communication devices. Emphasis placed upon curriculum and methods for students with mild/moderate disabilities. Must be taken in Phase I.  A half day per week field experience in a professional development school is a requirement of this course.