EDU 230 Introduction to Exceptionalities
In this course, students gain an understanding of persons with various disabilities and/or exceptionalities and the presence of these individuals in instructional settings. Emphasis is placed upon special education law and policies, historical foundations, as well as strategies for making curriculum, instruction, and assessment available for all students, regardless of their ability, behavioral differences, learning style, and cultural differences.
Prerequisite(s): ECE 204 and ECE 205 .
NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession,before taking any other required course in the major. proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances.
Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in Biology are NOT required to take ECE 204 and ECE 205 as pre-requisites.
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