Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
12 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Special Education


The course objective is to help students understand how to use methods and techniques that every special education and general education teacher should know in order to reach students of varying disabilities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • develop personal and professional goals
  • examine the disability categories identified by IDEA
  • contrast high- and low-incidence disabilities
  • assess the characteristics and needs of students with high-incidence disabilities

General Course Topics:

  • Providing special education to students with high incidence disabilities
  • Effective instructional practices in inclusive and co-taught classrooms: planning, teaching and monitoring instruction
  • Working with families in transition
  • Learning theories: past and present
  • Oral language: strategies and techniques
  • Early reading: strategies and techniques
  • Later reading: strategies and techniques
  • Written language: strategies and techniques
  • Math: strategies and techniques
  • Teaching in the content areas: strategies and techniques
  • Organization and study skills: strategies and techniques
  • Technology and teaching
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials