SPED-776 : Severe/Profound

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Special Education
Subject:
Special Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course is designed to prepare students to teach children and young adults with severe/profound disabilities. Learning objectives will cover student assessment and program design, along with the implementation of an appropriate educational program. In addition, communication methods, self-help skills, activities of daily living, as well as socialization will be addressed with this population. This course will include a 30-credit field placement in an authentic learning environment a nationally accredited approved private sSchool that demonstrates best practices with this population. The field placement will reflect the special education program, either a PreK-8 or 7-12 age group. This will provide the student with excellent teaching models and the opportunity to learn from a variety of experts and practitioners in the field including teachers, para-professionals, administrators, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and rehabilitation technologists. The student, through hands-on learning, will experience the challenges and rewards of teaching children and young adults who are challenged by severe/profound disabilities. 3 credits