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Course Catalog

SPED4100 - Spec Ed: Collabor and The Law
Spring 2013

This course is designed to teach the legal and ethical responsibilities of the special education teacher. Laws that will be addressed in this course include but are not limited to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the local Gaskins v. PA case. Concepts that will be taught are Child Find, Individualized Education Programs (IEP), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), and Zero Reject. Due Process, the procedure for resolving disputes between parents of students with special needs and the schools, will be addressed. By examining case studies that reflect elements of legislation and the need for collaboration and consultation, future special education teachers will be able to reflect on personal views as well as the laws that they must uphold in the classroom setting.
Prerequisites: SPED3010, SPED3020, and SPED3030
3 Credits

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