Courses & Descriptions

GED 6050

GED 6050 Universal Access: Equity for All Students (3 Units)

This course examines principles of designing and implementing equitable and inclusive learning environments free of bias, the use of culturally responsive pedagogical practices, and the differentiation of state-adopted academic content, student product, and instructional process to maximize student achievement through the use of a variety of resources and the implementation of a variety of service delivery models. Candidates apply skills to address curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges in the school and community settings.

GED 6056

GED 6056 Shared Leadership, Legislation, and Due Process (2 Units)

This course presents principles of organizational systems and systems change agent through examination of current legislation, theory, research, and practices in general and special education school reform. Exploration and development of shared leadership skills; advanced interpersonal communication; collaborative teaming and consultation; creative problem solving and conflict resolution; interagency coordination and change agency. Special emphasis is placed on legislative practices as they relate to special education due process proceedings, compliance, district and parental rights, and student advocacy. Candidates apply skills to address programmatic and systems change challenges in school and community settings.

SPE 6061

Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and Services (4 Units)

This methodology course provides an overview of early childhood special education and the provision of early intervention screening, assessment, planning, family involvement, and inclusive practices for young children with special needs. Candidates will build the skills to understand, analyze, and reflect upon best practices and use sound professional strategies to assist young children. The course will emphasize (a) an ecological approach to assessment of the young child; (b) partnerships with families; (c) the collaborative planning of the IFSP/IEP; and (d) the relationship between assessment and intervention services. Effective instructional strategies are practiced and applied through 30 hours of fieldwork experiences.