Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Exceptional Learners EDU320
45 hours (12 weeks).
September 2013 - Present.
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.
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).