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PSYC 393 Special Education Overview

This class focuses on the potential for change and growth for exceptional individuals rather than the limitation imposed by handicapping conditions. It also examines the development of special education for individuals categorized as learning disabled, emotionally, physically or intellectually handicapped, disadvantaged or gifted.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Students will analyze factors affecting the delivery of those services.
  • Students will develop general knowledge of fundamental principles and practices of special education.
  • Students will participate in the assessment, planning and evaluation of special education services for children and youth with special needs.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
21 Special Education Overview Staff, Staff Books Course details