Educ 257: The Exceptional Child (U)

The characteristics and assessment of, and methods of instruction for, students with disabilities, and the gifted within a range of cross-categorical placements. Inclusion, individualized education plans, and universal design. The historical and legal evolution of special education, the rights of families, and the responsibilities of teachers. The lived experience of students defined as disabled and the social construction of disability. Working with and establishing partnerships with professionals and parents of children with exceptionalities. Field trips or field placement in inclusive or special education classrooms. 

Prerequisite:  Education 255 or Music 132.

Offered each semester.