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SPED 300 Foundations of Special Education in Urban Settings

This is the introductory course in the urban special education degree/licensure program . This course provides an overview of urban student exceptionalities, urban students with disabilities and urban students with gifts and talents. Special emphasis will be placed on the legal aspects of educating urban students with disabilities, characteristics of urban exceptional children, and the assessment, instructional, and collaborative strategies associated with educating urban students with exceptionalities.


Special information

Note: This course is offered concurrently with SPED 600.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 3, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Recite the legal foundations of special education services.
  • Explain state and federal rules, regulations, and responsibilities of the classroom teacher to the urban student with a disability.
  • Create a list of resources that supports an urban student with a disability.
  • Adapt lesson plans to meet the needs of urban students with disabilities.
  • Plan for special education services for urban students in the least restrictive environment.
  • Discuss the role of classroom teacher in the referral process and the development of an Individual Educational Plan (IEP).

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Foundations of Special Education in Urban Settings Staff, Staff Books for SPED-300-01 Fall 2024 Course details for SPED-300-01 Fall 2024