Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 2070 - Introduction to Learners with Exceptionalities

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 4 Lab None
Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of working with students who have diverse and exceptional needs. Students analyze the current exceptionality categories recognized by Federal Law.  Students will analyze the current exceptionality categories recognized by Federal Law. Students are required to participate in 10 hours of special education field experience in a school setting and must provide their own transportation.  A Minnesota Human Services background study with no restrictions may be required.  This class is a requirement in the Minnesota State Special Education Transfer Pathway AS degree and meets Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice and Special Education Core Skills Standards.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: EDUC 2060  

Major Content
1. Field Experience

2. Intellectual Disability

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

3. Learning Disabilities

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

4. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

5. Autism Spectrum Disorders

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

6. Speech and Language Impairments

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

7. Hearing Impairments

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

8. Visual Impairments

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

9. Physical, Health, and Low Incidence Disabilities

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

10. Giftedness and Talented

  1. Definition
  2. Characteristics
  3. Instructional strategies
  4. Appropriate accommodations

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe areas of exceptionality in learning.
  2. explain the role of the special education teacher in helping all students learn at the highest level.
  3. analyze definitions, characteristics, and educational implications for students with disabilities eligible for special education services.
  4. identify similarities and differences among the cognitive, physical, sensory, cultural, social, emotional, behavioral, and communication needs of individuals with and without disabilities and across different disabilities.
  5. analyze impact of coexisting conditions, multiple disabilities, and gifts and the implications for the provision of educational services.
  6. explain medical terminology and educational implications of medical conditions.

 

 

 
Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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