Programs that may also interest you ...

Administration of School Library Media Centers

This course will survey principles and practices involved in the role, function, and administration ...

Secondary Reading Methods

This course offers a cross-curricular approach to the teaching of reading in the secondary school, g...

Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies

This methods course is designed for elementary educators who instruct children in citizenship educat...

Teaching Students with Gifts or Talents

This course explores definitions of giftedness, ways of identifying gifted students, and types of pr...

Curriculum Constructs and Assessment: Secondary English/Language Arts

This course explores the application of basic instructional methods to the content area of English/l...

Elementary Methods of Teaching Technology

This course focuses on technology teaching methods, the process of integrating technology into curri...

Orientation to the Exceptional Child

This course provides an overview of the different categories of exceptionality. Students will be int...

Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

This course provides an in-depth examination of students with emotional and behavioral difficulties....


Survey of Special Populations

This course provides an overview of the categories of exceptionality for school-age students with special needs. The course focuses on differentiated methods and techniques used for the identification, assessment, and instruction of diverse populations. Historical perspectives and information related to special education law, and current policies and practices are examined.

Topics and Objectives

Philosophy and Purpose: The Diverse Classroom

  • Define educational equity.
  • Assess inequities in classrooms and schools.
  • Compare and contrast personal and societal attitudes toward diversity.

Terms and Definitions

  • Examine terminology, acronyms, and language used in the field of diverse learning.
  • Analyze definitions of diverse learners.

Legal Structures and Public Policy

  • Analyze the federal, state, and local legal structures governing programs for diverse learners.
  • Examine public policy and its impact on educational issues regarding diverse learners.
  • Evaluate the impact of public policy on classroom practices.

Categories of Disabilities

  • Identify the characteristics, prevalence, causes, and identification processes associated with various disabilities

Assessment and Placement

  • Examine tests used to determine students' abilities and functioning levels.
  • Examine assessment practices and related issues in administering, scoring, and interpreting test results.
  • Evaluate the types of tests that can be administered by school personnel.
  • Describe the referral, evaluation, and staffing processes.
  • Identify support services, personnel, community resources, and agencies available to provide educational resources.

Accommodation of Instruction and Classroom Management

  • Analyze instructional strategies used in adapting learning activities to individual students' needs.
  • Analyze strategies for adapting classroom management to individual students' needs.

Issues and Trends

  • Analyze current trends and issues in education and their implications for diverse learners and classroom teachers.

Request information on this program - Please complete all fields
Salutation:
First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Home Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Highest Level of Education:
Are you associated with the United States Military?:
No   Yes  
To assist you with your financial options, please indicate if you are a United States citizen.:
Yes   No  
Phone Type:
Phone #:
() -
Secondary Phone Type:
Secondary Phone #:
() -
 
I acknowledge that by submitting this form, I may be contacted by telephone and email by the appropriate university/college  

Site Map

Additional Resources

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."
    - C. S. Lewis
© 2010 texas-teacher.com