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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Teaching Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders Needs (ECE-370)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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 Special 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; analyze how collaboration and teaming can be used as tolls to more effectively implement best practices in Inclusive Education; investigate the critical factors associated with creating a classroom environment that facilitates effective content area instruction, behavior management, and assessment of student learning; understanding that science doesn’t happen in isolation but is connected to mathematics when the learning goals from each discipline and the student practice skills from both disciplines are linked; exploring how equity, diversity, and achievement gaps should be considered when guiding all children to learn science.


Teaching Students with Learning & Behavior Disorders Needs (EDU-370) will teach participants how to create a learning environment that that meets the needs of children with exceptional learning needs and emotional-behavioral disorders. Course participants will develop an understanding of current best practices, historical trends, and emerging challenges related to educating students with exceptional learning needs and emotional-behavioral disorders. 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 exceptional learners and manage classrooms with students with and emotional-behavioral disorders. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of special education and the elements of effective inclusive education. Additionally, students will explore the importance of curricula, proper assessment strategies, and classroom management techniques in meeting the individualized needs of students with exceptional learning needs and emotional-behavioral disorders.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Special Education or Education (5/21).