Course Catalog

GRAD > ECHD > 601

Foundational Understandings of Early Childhood/Early Intervention and Special Education

This course explores the historical background of legislation, policies and procedures influencing childrens educational services (Birth-2nd grade). There is a comprehensive review of educational services for children, including community services, health services, families, informal and formal group settings; such as home childcare and public schools. The tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) are explored in their impact on instruction delivery and modes of assessment. A philosophical viewpoint, including moral and ethical perspectives, is developed and strengthened with appropriate literature. The basic tenets of teacher inquiry are reviewed and practiced. This course requires 10 hours of observation in early intervention, preschool or public school programs that serve students with special needs and from diverse ethnic/language backgrounds.

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