Welcome to Educational Inclusion, the first course in the series Diverse Learners.
This course examines the basic features of special education for exceptional children, and the historical aspects of the move from special education schools to current requirements for the least restrictive environment.
Special education is the attempt to plan specific programs for children with exceptionalities ranging from visual impairments to developmental disabilities or behavioral or emotional disorders. It relates specifically to exceptionalities that interfere with the ability of a student to learn in a regular classroom setting. Typically children must be diagnosed with a particular problem in order to qualify for such a program.
You may only play a specific and limited role in the education of a student designated as exceptional, or served by an Individualized Education Program (IEP), but you must know how to support the exceptional student and what is expected and required of you in doing so.
This course requires 10 hours of study time to complete all assignments and the reflection questions as directed. There are three written assignments including the reflection questions at the end of the course.