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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Special Education (EDU 601)

Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

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.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education or Special Education (8/21).