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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Education of Exceptional Children in Early Childhood and Elementary School (Education 201)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
January 2011 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students are required to display an in-depth knowledge of the characteristics associated with exceptional learners and the basic approaches to differentiating instruction to support early childhood and elementary school students with special needs; discuss the history of special education; identify the laws that mandate services to exceptional children; discuss the influence of families and culture; and display familiarity with the professional ethics and experiences of special education teachers.


Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. The course focuses on the study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development in exceptional children and the methods special education teachers use to best support children's learning and development through appropriate expectations, activities, and materials. Beyond the expectation that students will have thorough knowledge of this topic, they must display an ability to present ideas in an organized, creative and sophisticated manner through three short essay responses and one extensive essay. Students are expected to make connections between theory and classroom practice.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Special Education, Child Development, Child Sudies, or Inclusive Education (12/10) (6/16 revalidation) (7/21 revalidation).