Mar 28, 2023  
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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EDUC 530 - Foundations of Special Education

In this course, students are presented with theory, program concepts, and teaching practices related to the implementation of special education services for students with mild to moderate and moderate to severe disabilities and their families. Foundational knowledge on the identification of disabilities, service delivery models, and the legislative framework that mandates key special education practices is provided. Additional emphasis is placed on communication, consultation, and collaboration skills useful in forming productive partnerships with families, school personnel, and community service providers. Factors impacting student wellbeing and the importance of universal precautions are also explored. Class readings and course assignments are integrated within this class to establish the connection from special education theory to practice culminating in the development of a personal philosophy of special education. Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential. *10 hours of fieldwork required Requires Certificate of Clearance (CoC)

See Department of Education & Child Development

Cross-listed with EDUC 430
3 credits

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