Students will examine and explore effective instructional practices including technology and assistive technology, differentiation of instruction, cooperative learning, accommodations and adaptations leading to inclusive models of education that promote urban student with disabilities growth, development, and independence.
Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Urban Education and EDU 200, EDU 203, SPED 300. With Instructor's permission, the course may be taken concurrently with SPED 350. Note: This course is offered concurrently with SPED 604.
3 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 3, 2021 to present
- Explore historical perspectives, quality indicators, legal foundations, guiding principles, values and empirical evidence of inclusive education.
- Investigate the selection, acquisition and use of assistive technology and supplementary aids and services.
- Develop specially designed instruction in the general education classroom with collaboration of other educational professionals and paraprofessionals.
- Demonstrate how to direct and monitor the activities of paraprofessionals, aides, volunteers and peer tutors.
- Demonstrate how to adapt, modify and deliver evidence-based instruction aligned to state and local grade-level content standards.
- Apply evidence-based methods, strategies, universal design for learning, and accommodations including assistive technologies to meet student needs and access to grade-level standards.