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EDUC 354 Special Education Methods: Middle School

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

A study of curriculum objectives, methods and materials of special education for grades 5-8. Course includes examination of curricular models, teaching strategies and instructional materials in academic areas, including the use of assistive technologies and augmentative communication devices. Instructional strategies are discussed in light of current theories and literature. 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.