Prerequisites/Corequisites: Take EDUC-190 EDUC-192. (Required, Previous).
Credit Hours: Min: 3; Max:
Description: This course is designed for prospective teachers with a concentration in learning disabilities. It will provide an introduction and overview of the nature and needs of exceptional learners who are included in general education classrooms. Pre-service teachers will be exposed to theoretical bases and practical experiences to work with students with a variety of exceptionalities such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, etc. Experiences will include exposure to, discussion of, and implementation of an IEP (Individualized Education Program), real-world case studies and scenarios, numerous podcasts, and a variety of learning modules from a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions. This course could require up to 15 field experience hours in a local public school setting. To complete the field experience hours, a current SLED background check must be received and approved by the FMU School of Education. Students should check the "News and Announcements" webpage for specific SLED background check deadlines: www.fmarion.edu/education/soenews/.