SPED 338 Curriculum/Strategies for Teaching Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

Students will study causes of developmental delay in young children and address issues related to research-supported instructional content and practice. Students will learn development and evaluation of developmentally appropriate educational plans (IFSP/IEP) and instructional objectives, the effects of cultural perspectives and diversity on effective instruction, the use of assessment to evaluate instruction. Students will spend 10 hours in an inclusive early childhood setting designing and implementing developmentally appropriate intervention and instruction for young children and modifying materials and environments to include children with disabilities. Students will develop methods of integrating a child’s IEP goals into his/her daily activities and routines. This course is required to add the Pre-K Special Needs Endorsement to an early childhood license.