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Planning for the Inclusive Classroom: Developing Successful Frameworks

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course provides K-12 general, special, and paraprofessional educators with concepts and strategies to promote the successful social and academic integration of children with disabilities, and those students at-risk for school failure, in the general education classroom.  Participants will explore the benefits of collaborating with colleagues to design and implement effective instruction.  A brief history of special education and the federal policies related to the general education teacher and a student’s least restrictive environment will be reviewed.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course:

1.  To describe the role and responsibilities of special and general educators in providing special education and related services to students educated in inclusive classrooms  (InTASC 3, 4, 7, 9; CEC 1, 9, 10; NBPTS 1, 5)
2.  To describe processes of creating an effective inclusive classroom (InTASC 2, 3, 5, 7; CEC 1, 5, 10; NBPTS 1,4)
3.  To describe strategies special and general educators can use to work together in providing special education and related services to students in inclusive classrooms  (InTASC 7,9; CEC 5, 9, 10; NBPTS 4, 5)
 4.  To identify instructional and assessment accommodations and modifications special and general educators can provide to students educated in inclusive classrooms  (InTASC 1, 2, 3, 4, 8; CEC 4, 7; NBPTS 2, 3)
5.  To adapt current teaching methods and implement new practices that ensure understanding by every student, including those with special needs (InTASC 1, 2, 3, 4, 7; CEC 2, 3, 7; NBPTS 1, 2, 4)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.