SPED160 Intro to Special Education

This course provides an overview of special education and disability perspectives. It addresses philosophical, historical, foundational, legal and research based aspects concerning the education of students with disabilities and their families. Using the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and related federal and state laws as its framework, the course presents students with an overview of various disabilities, the special education process, and multiple educational approaches. Students are required to complete 10 (ten) hours of observing children in educational settings. Course may apply to PA's Credential of Competency for Special Education Paraeducators. Child Abuse Registry, Criminal Background Check, and FBI clearances are required. Also available through Online Learning.


3 credits