SPED-332 : Instructional Support in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Academic Level:
Special Education
Special Education

Designed for the general education teacher, this course focuses on prevention and early intervention for struggling learners in general and inclusive classrooms. The instructional cycle of assessment, planning, instruction, and progress monitoring combines for a complete view for developing an effective learning environment for all learners. Specific instructional and learning strategies to improve literacy and mathematics are introduced, practiced, and applied in a 30-hour field placement in a classroom with students exhibiting learning difficulties. Emphasis on the reading-writing connection is included. Examination of current practices in the implementation of responsiveness to intervention (RTI) models and understanding of universal design for learning (UDL) prepares teachers to meet the learning needs of all students, including those identified as having special needs and those students who are at risk. Models and methods for collaboration and communication with other teachers and parents are examined. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: SPED 230. CO/PREREQUISITE: ED 312 OR EDML 321SL.