Special Education (SPD)
220 Survey of Exceptional and Special Education
This survey course is designed to guide students in developing a basic understanding of a broad array of exceptionalities and disabilities as well as educational services provided for those groups. The focus is on populations with disabilities whose educational rights are protected in public schools through IDEA, and other disabilities and exceptionalities commonly encountered in educational settings. Collaboration among general education and special education teachers, education support personnel, community agencies and families is essential for meeting the needs of children and adolescents with exceptionalities; this course is designed to help those factions develop a base of knowledge that will allow them to engage in providing positive and supportive environments for special populations. Students also complete a 40 hour internship in an assigned placement as part of this course.