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Teaching Special Populations

This course meets Florida state standards for teaching students with disabilities. For more information about this requirement, please click here

This course is designed to assist educators in the K-12 setting and beyond to develop effective and appropriate strategies for working with special populations. Education practitioners will gain insight into the Federal mandates in place for students with disabilities as well as learn to develop appropriate learning plans for these students.  Students will participate in several assignments that reinforce the concepts and strategies found within the course modules and must see websites. Learners will create an Individualized Education Plan in order to apply the full body of objectives taught in this course.

Madonna University course number: EDU 5830.49


Graduate participants earn 1 semester hour of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from Madonna University. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 20 hours of professional developments credit.

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Course Schedule

  • 11/13/18 - 12/11/18
  • 1/8/19 - 2/12/19
  • 3/12/19 - 4/9/19
  • 5/14/19 - 6/11/19
  • 7/9/19 - 8/13/19
  • 9/10/19 - 10/8/19
  • 11/12/19 - 12/10/19

Introduction

Contents:

  • Introduction Emails

Module 1: Addressing NCLB, ADA, and IDEA Mandates

Objectives:

  • Compare federal mandates specific to the ESE population
  • Create and Individualized Education Plan

Module 2: Effective Strategies for Teaching Special Populations

Objectives:

  • Improve upon their current strategies for meeting the needs of diverse populations

 

Contents:

  • Strategies for teaching special populations

Module 3: Success for ALL Students

Objectives:

  • Adapt teaching strategies in order to create learning environments where all students can be successful
  • Enrich the inclusive learning environment


Contents:

  • Beliefs that are critical to the success of all students
  • Enriching the inclusive learning environment
Objectives
  • Compare federal mandates specific to the ESE population
  • Create an Individualized Education Plan
  • Improve upon their current strategies for meeting the needs of diverse populations
  • Adapt teaching strategies in order to create learning inclusive environments where all students can be successful
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Important Information

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.  

Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

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.