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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

Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities from Grade 7 to 12 (EDU-325)


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

March 2024 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: discuss teacher-directed instructional activities that can be applied in a classroom setting with secondary students who have been identified as having diverse learning needs; explain how to adapt an existing lesson plan to meet the diverse developmental needs of described learners; describe the specialized and general reading, writing, and mathematics methods used in inclusive and specialized educational settings; outline how to prepare an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a described secondary student with special learning needs; summarize the evidence-based instructional strategies that can be used to meet the individual and diverse developmental needs of students with exceptionalities; and contrast the components of a comprehensive instructional plan including a PLAAFP statement, IEP goals, accommodations, and a lesson plan for a student with an exceptionality.


This undergraduate course is designed to teach students how to develop and discuss the utilization of appropriate classroom procedures, strategies, methods, curriculum, and materials for teaching secondary students with learning, emotional, and intellectual disabilities along with other areas of exceptional educational needs. The IEP process and writing of student-appropriate IPEs will be  presented, reviewed, discussed, and applied in this course. Topics include how to teach reading, written language, and mathematics to students with exceptionalities.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Special Education, Educational Studies, Educational Psychology, Social Behavioral Sciences, or Curriculum and Instruction (3/24).