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Inclusion: Effective Practices for all Students (ECE-355)
Various, distance learning format.
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define inclusive education and its importance as an educational practice; critically analyze the foundations of inclusive education its historical trends, current practices, and emerging challenges; compare and contrast various special learning needs and how those needs influence instructional strategies employed by the teacher; explain how collaboration and teaming can be used to more effectively implement best practices in inclusive education; and describe the critical factors associated with creating a classroom environment that facilitates effective content area instruction, behavior management, and assessment of student learning.
This course teaches participants how to create an inclusive learning environment that meets the needs of all learners. Course participants develop an understanding of current best practices, historical trends, and emerging challenges related to educating students with diverse learning needs. The readings and practice materials included in this course are designed to engage course participants in critical thought in order to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are necessary for the participant to meet the needs of all learners in their classrooms. Students gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of inclusion and the elements of effective inclusive education and explore the importance of curricula and proper assessment strategies in meeting the individualized needs of students with diverse learning needs.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Music and Movement (8/18).