This course provides educators with a strong foundation for planning, implementing and maintaining successful co-teaching programs that improve and enhance the instruction of students with disabilities being taught in the general education classroom. Starting first with developing a clear definition of co-teaching, then examining critical components of co-teaching models and how they support student learning in the classroom, and finally evaluating current co-teaching programs, the focus of this course will be to explore both the conceptual and operational aspects of this approach to delivering instruction. This course examines the most commonly accepted co-teaching practices between general and special education teachers and how collaboration can effectively take place between the co-teaching partners, and the partners and other school personnel on the elementary, middle and high school levels to meet the needs of all learners. It is based on current research in the field of education.
Available for graduate credit from The College of Saint Rose.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session/Module 1: Co-Teaching Defined
Session/Module 2: Establishing a Rationale for Co-Teaching a it Relates to Research and Legislation
Session/Module 3: Developing Effective Partnerships
Session/Module 4: Essential Components of a Co-Teaching Relationship
Session/Module 5: Co-Teaching Modules
Session/Module 6: Working with Support Personnel: The Paraprofessionals as Part of the Co-Teaching Team
Session/Module 7: Response to Intervention (RtI)
Session/Module 8: The Use of Differentiated Instruction in the Co-Teaching Classroom
Session/Module 9: Assessing Co-Teaching Programs
Session/Module 10: Making Co-Teaching Work: The Issue of Common Planning Time
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
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Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.