Course Descriptions

Special Education

MSE 7100
Foundations of Special Education: Historical, Legal, and Theoretical Perspectives
3 credits

This course sets the foundational groundwork and knowledge for teacher candidates in learning the science and art of teaching students with exceptionalities.   The course covers historical, academic, and pedagogical theories and content for the teacher candidates. This course is designed as an introduction to special education for the graduate level student who wishes to gain a greater understanding of the intricacies of special education from a historical, legal, and theoretical standpoint.  The course explores the history of special education in order to understand the ethical and moral responsibilities of working with individuals with special needs.  As a result of history, legal perspectives are explored, especially the landmark federal law, IDEA.  Theoretical concepts are introduced including current best practices in special education as well as on overview of services including the development of an IEP.

Prerequisite(s): MED 6102 E-Folio