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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Exceptional Learners EDU320


45 hours (12 weeks).

Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.

September 2013 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: recognize and define common terms in the field of special education; describe in detail the signs, symptoms and solutions for a particular learning difference; identify resources and teaching strategies for exceptional learners; initiate independent study and research on a particular learning difference; create an individualized educational plan appropriate to the needs of the exceptional learner in an Anabaptist school; develop compassion and vision for helping exceptional learners in a classroom setting; create a philosophy that seeks to understand God’s plan and work in the lives of exceptional learners; and develop discernment and critical thinking skills when faced with theories, symptoms, solutions, fads, gimmicks and medications for the exceptional learner.


Major topics covered in the course are: common terms in the field of special education; resources and teaching strategies for exceptional learners; individualized educational plans; and interaction with parents of exceptional learners. Methods of instruction include: reading, video presentations, discussion, and research. Evaluation criteria include: 11 short essays and a final presentation to the class.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Special Education or Introduction to Exceptional Children (10/15) (10/20 revalidation).