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Goals: To develop understanding of types of exceptionality and the significance of legal aspects, diagnosis, labeling, enrichment, placement, assessment, facilities, parental involvement, and professional and paraprofessional support in educational practice. Content: Surveys areas of exceptionality such as learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, emotional and behavior disorders, and giftedness. Considers impact on classroom learning. Addresses theories of exceptionality, history of educational policy for exceptional children, and educational practices for responding to exceptional students’ needs. Taught: Fall and spring terms Co-requisite: EDU 3620: LAB: Exceptionality Prerequisites: Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education (UTE) program AND (EDU 3260 or EDU 5690) Note: Clinical Requirement: EDU 3620: LAB: Exceptionality during which students complete a 10-hour clinical experience in a local school. Students who have transferred in the equivalent course content without clinical experience should see the Program Coordinator to enroll in a 1-credit Independent Study to earn the course equivalency. Credits: 2
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