Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Special Education (EDU 601)
Varies; self-study format.
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the legal and historical development of the field of special education; examine various theoretical models and perspectives in the field of special education; explore research in etiological factors associated with all disability areas; identify social, cognitive, intellectual, and academic characteristics associated with all disability areas; understand the role of families in the educational process; examine past, present, and future models of assessment and intervention, including technological advances; and discuss issues and trends in special education, including legislation and litigation, and use of innovative technology.
Major topics include: terminology, strategies, and issues commonly encountered when addressing the learning needs of exceptional children, history of special education and important legislation, etiology, identification, assessment, treatment, and social issues and concerns.
In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Special Education (8/21).